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Beyond Expectation: Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women and Assisted by Jacquelyne Luce

By Jacquelyne Luce

An in-depth examine of lesbian, bi, and queer women's studies of pondering and attempting to turn into a dad or mum, Beyond Expectation attracts on eighty-two narrative interviews carried out through the past due Nineties in British Columbia. Jacquelyne Luce chronicles those women's reviews, which happened from 1980 to 2000, in the course of a interval that observed major alterations to the governance of assisted copy and the prestige of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender mom and dad and same-sex partners.

Beyond Expectation appears to be like heavily on the altering contexts during which women's stories happened and attracts consciousness to complicated matters equivalent to 'contracting' relationships, mediating understandings of biology and genetics, and decision-making amidst numerous social, felony, and scientific advancements. Luce skillfully juxtaposes the tales of her interviewees with the broader public discourses approximately lesbian/bi/queer parenting and reproductive know-how and highlights gaps in latest legislative reforms. most significantly, Beyond Expectation foregrounds the lived reviews of lesbian, bi, and queer ladies as they negotiate kinship on the intersection of replica, expertise, and politics.

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