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dc.contributor.authorLynch, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorMorison, Ten_US
dc.date.available2016-04-01en_US
dc.date.issued2016-04-01en_US
dc.identifierhttp://fap.sagepub.com/content/26/2/188.abstract?rss=1en_US
dc.identifier.citationFeminism and Psychology, 2016, 26 (2), pp. 188 - 206en_US
dc.identifier.issn0959-3535en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing visibility of dissident sexualities and genders in media debates about families, including resistant discourses that challenge delegitimising claims about queer families. There remains, however, a lack of research that assesses the ways in which discourses seeking to defend queer parenthood function to challenge or, at times, reinforce hetero-gendered norms. Families formed by gay men have generally received less attention, both in the media as well as academic scholarship. In this paper, we explore resistant discourses deployed in mainstream print media, attending particularly to news reports about queer fathers and their children. Through a critical thematic analysis of South African newspapers, informed by feminist discursive psychology, we identify four themes in resistant ways of talking: de-gendering parenthood, normalising queer parents, valorising queer parenting, and challenging the heteronormative gold standard. We conclude with the political implications of such resistant talk, as part of a project of transforming restrictive hetero-gendered norms.en_US
dc.format.extent188 - 206en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications (UK and US)en_US
dc.subjectgay fathersen_US
dc.subjectnews mediaen_US
dc.subjectdiscursive psychologyen_US
dc.subjectqueer familiesen_US
dc.subjectheteronormativityen_US
dc.titleGay men as parents: Analysing resistant talk in South African mainstream media accounts of queer familiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume26en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0959353516638862en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id267946
dc.relation.isPartOfFeminism and Psychologyen_US
dc.citation.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7161en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/School of Psychology
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://fap.sagepub.com/content/26/2/188.abstract?rss=1en_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1699 Other Studies In Human Societyen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1701 Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1117 Public Health And Health Servicesen_US


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