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  • 28 Feb 2020

    New Families, Old Problems: New Family Forms and the Law

    Dr Lydia Bracken, University of Limerick, Ireland Although the sexual family structure consisting of one heterosexual mother and one heterosexual father living with their genetically related offspring continues to occupy a privileged position in many countries, ‘non-traditional’ and ‘new’ families are on the rise.  Variations in family structure have become possible (and necessary) due to […]

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  • 13 Feb 2019
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    Tyler Bradway, E. L. McCallum

    Queer Theory Now and the Pleasure of Movement

    Queer theory emerged in the midst of crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s: as the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged, scholars and activists sought to disrupt the stigmatization and erasure of LGBTQ lives in the Reagan/Thatcher era. In centering sexuality within cultural analysis, queer theory built on foundations established by the feminist and gay liberation […]

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