Diversity in Families

  • Oluwafemi Adeagbo
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)


This chapter engages with the traditional and modern concept of ‘family’ and ‘masculinity’. It explores gender roles and gender relations in both same-sex and heterosexual intimate relationships. It also gives a brief description about the interracial gay partners that participated in the research and add nuance to the understanding of readers about the background, demographics information, relationship formation and general experience of the participants.


Families Masculinity Interracial relationships Gay family Gender 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Faculty of HumanitiesUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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