Skip navigation
Logo
User training | Reference and search service

Library catalog

Retrievo
EDS
b-on
More
resources
Content aggregators
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

acessibilidade

http://hdl.handle.net/10071/18097
acessibilidade
Title: Gender fundamentalism and heteronormativity in the political discussion about lesbian and gay parenthood
Authors: Lasio, D.
Congiargiu, N.
De Simone, S.
Serri, F.
Keywords: Gender fundamentalism
Heteronormativity
Motherhood
Patriarchal order
Lesbian and gay parenthood
Political discussion
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: In 2016, the Italian Parliament passed a law that extended to same-sex couples most of the rights of married heterosexual couples. However, the possibility of a partner in a same-sex couple adopting the biological children of the other partner was so controversial that it had to be deleted in order for the law to pass, thus denying lesbian and gay parents the legal protection they need. In this article, we analyze the speeches of Parliamentarians who opposed the section of the bill concerning lesbian and gay parenthood. The empirical analysis shows different discursive strategies deployed by MPs to combat the challenges to the heteronormative family, whose common reference is the hegemonic model of gender which has characterized the resistance of the Catholic Church to the recognition of non-heterosexual reproduction and kinship. Findings highlight that the opposition to the recognition of gay and lesbian parents contributes to reiterating restrictive standards of motherhood and to maintaining the institutionalization of sexualities and reproduction within the patriarchal order. Implications of the research findings for public and social policies are discussed.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/18097
DOI: 10.1007/s13178-018-0350-0
ISSN: 1868-9884
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-49792
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

Files in This Item:
acessibilidade
File Description SizeFormat 
Manuscript_REVIEWED.pdfPós-print388.23 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpace
Formato BibTex MendeleyEndnote Currículo DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.