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Queer Families in Hungary

Same-Sex Couples, Families of Origin, and Kinship


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rita Béres-Deák
    Pages 1-53
  3. Rita Béres-Deák
    Pages 55-92
  4. Rita Béres-Deák
    Pages 139-184
  5. Rita Béres-Deák
    Pages 185-225
  6. Rita Béres-Deák
    Pages 227-262
  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

  1. 1.BudapestHungary

About the authors

Rita Béres-Deák is a cultural anthropologist and LGBTQ activist based in Hungary.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Queer Families in Hungary
  • Book Subtitle Same-Sex Couples, Families of Origin, and Kinship
  • Authors Rita Béres-Deák
  • Series Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
  • 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 Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-16318-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16321-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16319-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 294
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Sexuality
    Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
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