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Beyond Expectation

Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women and Assisted Conception

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Beyond Expectation by Jacquelyne Luce
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An in-depth study of lesbian, bi, and queer women's experiences of thinking about and trying to become a parent, Beyond Expectation draws on eighty-two narrative interviews conducted during the late 1990s in British Columbia. Jacquelyne Luce chronicles these women's experiences, which took place from 1980 to 2000, during a period that saw significant changes to the governance of assisted reproduction and the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents and same-sex partners. Beyond Expectation looks closely at the changing contexts in which women's experiences occurred and draws attention to complex issues such as 'contracting' relationships, mediating understandings of biology and genetics, and decision-making amidst various social, legal, and medical developments. Luce skillfully juxtaposes the stories of her interviewees with the wider public discourses about lesbian/bi/queer parenting and reproductive technology and highlights gaps in existing legislative reforms. Most importantly, Beyond Expectation foregrounds the lived experiences of lesbian, bi, and queer women as they negotiate kinship at the intersection of reproduction, technology, and politics.

Author Biography

Jacquelyne Luce is a research fellow at Zeppelin University.
Release date Australia
April 2nd, 2010
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
University of Toronto Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
153x228x18
ISBN-13
9781442610088
Product ID
3884382

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