Sex Roles (2013) 68:279–281 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0215-6 BOOK REVIEW Doing Families: Gay and Lesbian Family Practices. Edited by Judit Takacs and Roman Kuhar, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Peace Institute, 2011. 161 pp. Euros 15 (softcover) ISBN: 978-961-6455-71-8 Nancy Baker Published online: 30 September 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012 The central premise of the book, Doing Families: Gay and (p.17) there. In other essays, the topic is considerably more Lesbian Family Practices, is that the fields of family studies focused, as in Martine Gross’s essay on “Grandparenting in and sexuality studies have been isolated from one another French lesbian and gay families.” This structure reflects with the former dealing with heterosexual families and the both the editors’ endorsement of British sociologist David latter dealing with homosexuality. It is as if, French Sociol- Morgan’s view that the word “family” should be thought of ogist Eric Fassin notes in the forward, “queers have sex, as more adjective or verb than noun (p.11) and the realities while straight folks have families” (p.7). The goal of this of post conference edited volumes. book is to break that division by discussing the family It is interesting to read about the specifics of practices and practices and
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