Queer Families in Hungary

Same-Sex Couples, Families of Origin, and Kinship

  • Rita Béres-Deák

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rita Béres-Deák
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    Pages 139-184
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 287-294

About this book


Set against the backdrop of a country which upholds a heteronormative and narrow view of family, this book provides insights into the lives of Hungarian same-sex couples and their heterosexual relatives. Béres-Deák utilizes the theoretical framework of intimate citizenship, as well as findings from ethnographic interviews, participant observation and online sources. Instead of emphasizing the divide between non-heterosexual people and their heterosexual kin, the author recognizes that these members of queer families share many similar experiences and challenges.Queer Families in Hungary looks at experiences of coming out, negotiation of visibility, and kinship practices, and offers valuable insights into how individuals and families can resist heterosexist constraints through their discourses and practices. Students and scholars researching kinship studies, LGBT and queer studies, post-socialist studies, and citizenship studies, will find this book of interest.


Intimate citizenship kinship practices same-sex parenting LGBTQ childhood sociology gender studies postsocialism sexuality

Authors and affiliations

  • Rita Béres-Deák
    • 1
  1. 1.BudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16318-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16319-8
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