Kinship in Europe

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The various ways in which LGBTQI and queer identified persons have formed intimate relationships of one kind or another. Not always familial, dyadic or sexual, these communities provided a kind of tangible, emotional support different from but in ways similar to civil union. Suggest ways in which this rich history (and present) is overshadowed and perhaps lost given the focus on gay marriage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History
EditorsHoward Chiang , Anjali Arondekar, Marc Epprecht, Jennifer Evans, Ross G. Forman, Hanadi Al-Samman, Emily Skidmore, Zeb Tortorici
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationGale
PublisherCharles Scribner's Sons
Publication date18 Jan 2019
ISBN (Print)0684325543, 9780684325545
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeB2 Book chapter

Bibliographical note

Antu Sorainen, PhD, is an Academy Fellow and Docent in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki. She studied Cultural Anthropology, Law Gender Studies and queer legal history. She wrote a book on lesbian trials in rural 1950s Finland, and co-authored an anthology on the conceptual history of Sittlichkeit. She holds Academy Fellowship for the research project “Wills and Inheritance Practices in Sexually Marginalised Groups” (2014-2019), and is a director of the research team “CoreKin – Contrasting and Re-Imagining Margins of Kinship” (2016-2020).
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Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Kinship
  • Queer Kinship
  • Queer Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • LBGT
  • Equal Marriage

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