Queering Kinship: Non-heterosexual Couples, Parents, and Families in Guangdong, China

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Abstract

Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Guangdong, China, this book asks: what does it mean for Chinese non-heterosexual people to go against existing state regulations and societal norms to form a desirable and legible queer family? Chapters explore the various tactics queer people employ to have children and to form queer or ‘rainbow’ families. The book unpacks people’s experiences of cultivating, or losing, kinship relations through their negotiation with biological relatives, cultural conventions and state legislations. Through its analysis, the book offers a new ethnographic perspective for queer studies and anthropology of kinship.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBristol University Press
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)978-1529233278
ISBN (Electronic)9781529233292
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Theory
  • Gender Theory

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