Home Affairs: Rethinking Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender
This new collection of essays, interviews and images seeks to address this critical information gap by both capturing recent scholarship and documenting the challenges and experiences of same-sex partnered families. By bringing together work from diverse academic and professional disciplines ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_? as well as visual materials from two recent exhibitions ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_? this unique collection will play a crucial role in promoting further research into LGBTI families in South Africa.
Topics covered include the theory and context of LGBTI families in South Africa; the legislative framework; media representations of same-sex families; assisted reproduction technology ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_? challenges, experiences and understandings; parenting practices; disclosure practices within families; and intimate partner violence.
About the Authors
Carien Lubbe-De Beer holds a PhD in Educational Psychology. She is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria. She is an NRF-rated researcher and her research interests focus on lesbian-parented families, specifically the experiences of parents and their children, as well as sandplay therapy in vulnerable communities. She serves as a representative of the Psychology Society of South Africa (PsySSA) on the International Network on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns and Transgender Matters in Psychology (INET), which is hosted by the American Psychological Association. Prof. Lubbe-De Beer received the Emerging Researcher award in 2012 from the Educational Association of South Africa.
John Marnellis the Publishing and Communications Coordinator for Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA). He holds a BA (Hons) in classical literature and an MA (editing and communications), both from the University of Melbourne. Since 2008, he has worked as an editor for a number of Australian academic journals, including Overland, Metro and Screen Education. He is also the coordinator of Overland's Connections Project, an initiative that seeks to foster greater editorial diversity in Australian publishing by supporting emerging writers from marginalised communities and backgrounds.
Author Carien Lubbe-De Beer & John Marnell (ed)
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