Graduate studies at Western
Bloomsbury Academic (2012)
|Abstract||This book examines, through a multi-disciplinary lens, the possibilities offered by relationships and family forms that challenge the nuclear family ideal, and some of the arguments that recommend or disqualify these as legitimate units in our societies. That children should be conceived naturally, born to and raised by their two young, heterosexual, married to each other, genetic parents; that this relationship between parents is also the ideal relationship between romantic or sexual partners; and that romance and sexual intimacy ought to be at the core of our closest personal relationships - all these elements converge towards the ideal of the nuclear family. The authors consider a range of relationship and family structures that depart from this ideal: polyamory and polygamy, single and polyparenting, parenting by gay and lesbian couples, as well as families created through current and prospective modes of assisted human reproduction such as surrogate motherhood, donor insemination, and reproductive cloning.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Christian Munthe & Thomas Hartvigsson (2012). The Best Interest of Children and the Basis of Family Policy: The Issue of Reproductive Caring Units. In Daniela Cutas & Sarah Chan (eds.), Families: Beyond the Nuclear Ideal. Bloomsbury Academic.
Liezl van Zyl (2002). Intentional Parenthood and the Nuclear Family. Journal of Medical Humanities 23 (2):107-118.
Gloria H. Albrecht (2003). How Friendly Are Family Friendly Policies? Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (2):177-192.
Simon Cabulea May (2012). Liberal Feminism and the Ethics of Polygamy. In Daniela Cutas & Sarah Chan (eds.), Families - Beyond the Nuclear Ideal. Bloomsbury Academic.
Kathleen Gerson (2011). The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family. OUP USA.
Anca Gheaus (2012). Is the Family Uniquely Valuable? Ethics and Social Welfare 6 (2):120-131.
Naomi R. Cahn (2012). The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families. New York University Press.
Yonathan Reshef (2013). Rethinking the Value of Families. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (1):130-150.
Margaret Somerville (2011). Children's Human Rights to Natural Biological Origins and Family Structure. Bioethics Research Notes 23 (1):1.
Kathleen Gerson (2010). The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America. OUP USA.
Antonio Rappa & Sor-Hoon Tan (2003). Political Implications of Confucian Familism. Asian Philosophy 13 (2 & 3):87 – 102.
Susan Moller Okin & Rob Reich (1999). Families and Schools as Compensating Agents in Moral Development for a Multicultural Society. Journal of Moral Education 28 (3):283-298.
Ranjoo Seodu Herr (2012). Confucian Family for a Feminist Future. Asian Philosophy 22 (4):327-346.
Added to index2012-11-23
Total downloads4 ( #189,051 of 739,304 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,029 of 739,304 )
How can I increase my downloads?