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Queer StepfamiliesThe Path to Social and Legal Recognition$
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Katie L. Acosta

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781479800957

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479800957.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Queer Stepfamilies
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Katie L. Acosta

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479800957.003.0001

This chapter introduces the research questions that motivated the writing of this book: How do lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer stepparent families forge a path toward plural parenting? How does family law at the federal and state levels shape the respondent families’ parent-child relationships? Are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer stepparent families formed after a heterosexual relationship dissolves different from stepfamilies formed after a queer relationship dissolves? The introduction also explains the methods used to inform the book. Finally, this chapter shares Acosta’s goals in writing this book.

Keywords:   qualitative methods, doing family, queering family, Standard North American Family

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