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

By Julie Whitlow,Patricia Ould

This publication demonstrates that daily interactions and struggles over the proper phrases to take advantage of are on the center of the event 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 reveal via in-depth interviews and wealthy survey information how using courting phrases through married lesbians is tied to quite a few elements that impression how their identities are formed and awarded 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 offers groundbreaking insights into how social switch is being developed and made experience of via an exam of real-life interactions with friends and family, at the task, and throughout carrier and informal encounters.

The authors introduce us to the concept that of contextual identity to provide an explanation for how background and social context encourage cultural switch. This first-of-its-kind research demonstrates how the 1st lesbians to marry have navigated recognition and rejection, lack of confidence and political power via their use of language in day-by-day interactions. This booklet would certainly resonate with someone drawn to figuring out how married lesbians are providing themselves at this old juncture the place social switch and linguistic nuance are colliding.

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