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Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Sandra Patton-Imani


Queering Family Trees explores the lived experience of family-making among queer mothers in the United States between 1991 and 2015. While the legalization of same-sex marriage and adoption has provided avenues toward equality for some couples, structural and economic barriers have meant that others—especially queer women of color who often have fewer financial resources—are not, in practice, able to avail themselves of supports necessary to create and sustain their families. This interdisciplinary ethnographic research draws on interviews with Indigenous, African American, Latina, Asian Ameri ... More

Keywords: Queer, Race, gender, Family, Same-sex marriage, Adoption, Immigration, Welfare, Illegitimate, Reproductive justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479865567
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479865567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Patton-Imani, author
Drake University