© 2011

Lesbian, Gay and Queer Parenting

Families, Intimacies, Genealogies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stephen Hicks
    Pages 1-26
  3. Stephen Hicks
    Pages 27-53
  4. Stephen Hicks
    Pages 54-82
  5. Stephen Hicks
    Pages 83-110
  6. Stephen Hicks
    Pages 111-140
  7. Stephen Hicks
    Pages 141-173
  8. Stephen Hicks
    Pages 174-206
  9. Stephen Hicks
    Pages 207-220
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-253

About this book


This study is based upon original research carried out with lesbian, gay and queer parents and explores how genealogy, kinship, family, everyday life, gender, race, state welfare and intimacy are theorized and lived out, drawing upon interactionist, feminist, discursive and queer sociologies.


Everyday Life family feminism gender interaction race research sociology state

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SalfordUK

About the authors

STEPHEN HICKS is a Reader in the School of Social Work, Psychology and Public Health at the University of Salford, UK. He is co-editor of Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption.

Bibliographic information


'...this is a book that makes a major contribution to sociological and social work knowledge. Sadly, there are few of us whose books will be read in 100 years, but I am prepared to wager a bet that this is one book that will be.' -Dr. Helen Cosis Brown, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, Middlesex University, British Journal of Social Work