Sexual Identity and Lesbian Family Life: Lesbianism, by Iris Erh-Ya Pai

By Iris Erh-Ya Pai

This new publication illustrates how Taiwanese lesbians negotiate their lives open air patriarchal households, whereas looking various how you can keep operating relationships with their households of beginning, as their suggestion of relatives distinguishes them from comparable intercourse in different nations. This ambivalence has a robust impact on their relational judgements as they take care of contradictions among kin ties, filial piety and lesbianism.

Based on person and couple interviews with self-identified lesbian in solid relationships, the publication bargains shiny narratives of other ways that Taiwanese lesbians were capable of make feel in their households with no acceptance by way of laws or their households of origin.

Specific concerns in Taiwan raised within the publication problem the taken-for-granted understandings of same-sex relationships and evaluate the dramatic alterations that experience profoundly replaced womens' place. It additionally bargains a delicate research of GLBT concerns and heteronormativity, arguing that chinese language familialism can cohabite with lesbianism within the context of up to date Taiwan.

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