Same-Sex Marriage, Context, and Lesbian Identity: Wedded but by Julie Whitlow,Patricia Ould

By Julie Whitlow,Patricia Ould

This ebook demonstrates that daily interactions and struggles over definitely the right phrases to take advantage of are on the middle of the adventure of these in same-sex marriages. At a time while same-sex marriage is at the cusp of changing into felony around the usa, the authors show via in-depth interviews and wealthy survey facts how using dating phrases through married lesbians is tied to numerous elements that impression how their identities are formed and offered throughout social contexts. through wealthy anecdotes of the way married lesbians navigate the social sphere via their assorted use or avoidance of using the time period wife, this quantity is presents groundbreaking insights into how social swap is being developed and made feel of via an exam of real-life interactions with friends and family, at the activity, and throughout provider and informal encounters.

The authors introduce us to the idea that of contextual identity to give an explanation for how historical past and social context motivate cultural swap. This first-of-its-kind research demonstrates how the 1st lesbians to marry have navigated attractiveness and rejection, lack of confidence and political energy via their use of language in day-by-day interactions. This publication would definitely resonate with somebody attracted to knowing how married lesbians are providing themselves at this old juncture the place social switch and linguistic nuance are colliding.

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