Full spaces, full lives: Response to commentary by Stephen Hicks

Perlesz, Amaryll, Brown, Rhonda, McNair, Ruth, Lindsay, Jo, Pitts, Marian and de Vaus, David (2006) Full spaces, full lives: Response to commentary by Stephen Hicks. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 7 2: 231-233.

Author Perlesz, Amaryll
Brown, Rhonda
McNair, Ruth
Lindsay, Jo
Pitts, Marian
de Vaus, David
Title Full spaces, full lives: Response to commentary by Stephen Hicks
Journal name Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review
ISSN 2047-1475
Publication date 2006-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 231
End page 233
Total pages 3
Editor Meg Barker
Darren Langdridge
Place of publication Leicester, U.K.
Publisher British Psychological Society
Language eng
Subject 160805 Social Change
Formatted abstract
The broad and diverse range of debate and research now available on lesbian, gay and queer families outlined in the commentary by Stephen Hicks (2006) suggests to us that the 'empty space' heuristic device, borrowed from Foucault, may not be the most appropriate for the contemporary landscape of scholarship or lived experience.

...Hicks has offered an interesting engagement in recent research but his theoretical perspective makes him overly sensitive to status claims in everyday language. Instead of waiting for a utopian new discourse, we should engage with what we have or invent new alternatives - just as lesbian-parented families do. We should not be afraid to make distinctions between families, give an opinion on how children are doing, or discuss authenticity.
Keyword Lesbian families
Lesbian parent
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: "Same-sex marriage".

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