Article | Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrk√∂ping; Sweden 2011 | ‚ÄúAfter All; She Belongs to the Family‚ÄĚ
Göm menyn

‚ÄúAfter All; She Belongs to the Family‚ÄĚ
Janne Bromseth: Stockholm Universitet, Sweden
Full text (pdf)
Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Article no.:
No. of pages:
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
ISSN (online):
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Export in BibTex, RIS or text

‚ÄėDo you have family?‚Äô is a question that normatively refers to a specific constellation of a partner of the opposite sex and biological children- even if a majority of people do not live up to the white; middle-class ideal of a family in Sweden today. How is the concept of ‚Äėfamily‚Äô filled with meaning by lgbt-people and queers in different ages? Lgbt-persons life conditions and strategies to create viable lives are historically and culturally situated; and so is the meaning and content of the concept of ‚Äėfamily‚Äô. The position of lgbt-people‚Äôs rights and possibilities as citizens has changed radically over the last 30 years; in the Western world; along with larger structural changes of the organizing and meaning of family; intimacy and close relations (Bech & Bech-Gernsheim 2002; Budgeon & Roseneil 2004). In this paper I will look into how elder lesbian and bisexual women and queer youth in Sweden relate to the concept of family. How is the term ‚Äėfamily‚Äô filled with meaning and how is it related to friends; partners/ expartners and lgtbq-community in negotiating; reproducing and contesting normative concepts of what family is? How is feminist and queer critique of the conventional family; as well as the resistance-cultural environments; resources in the processes of producing other visions and practices?

Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Janne Bromseth
‚ÄúAfter All; She Belongs to the Family‚ÄĚ

Ahmed; Sara; (2006). Queer phenomenology: Orientations; Objects; Others. London: Duke University Press.

Ambj√∂rnsson; Fanny & Bromseth; Janne; (2010). ‚ÄėN√§r du gifter dig och f√•r barn..‚Äô Om √•lder; heteronormativitet och genus. In Ambj√∂rnsson; Fanny & J√∂nsson; Maria (eds); Livslinjer. G√∂teborg: Makadam.

Anderson; Benedict; (1991). Imagined communities. Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. USA: Verso books

Andersen; Arnfinn; 1995. Andersen; A. J. (1995). Vennskapsfamilien ‚Äď personlige strategier i urbane kulturer. In R. K. Lie; R. S. Halvorsen; M. C. Brants√¶ther (eds); Homoseksualitet p√• norsk. Rapport fra en forskningskonferanse.

Bech; Ulrik & Bech-Gernsheim; Elisabeth; (2002). The normal chaos of love. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Bromseth; Janne; (2010). K√∂nskriget. In S√∂rberg; Anna-Maria (ed); √Ėver regnb√•gen. Stockholm: Atlas.

Budgeon; Shelley & Roseneil; Sasha; (2004). Editor‚Äôs introduction: Beyond the conventional family. Current Sociology; 52(2); pp 127‚Äď134.

Butler; Judith; (2004). Precarious life. The powers of mourning and violence. London & New York: Verso books.

Duggan; Lisa; (2002). The new homonormativity: the sexual politics of neoliberalism. In Nelson; Dana and Castronovo; Russ (eds) Materializing democracy: Toward a politics. NC: Duke University Press.

Evans; Mary; (2004). A critical lens on romantic love: a response to Bernadette Bawin- Legros. Current sociology; 52(2); pp 259-264.

Halberstam; Judith; (2005). In a queer time and place. Transgender bodies; subcultural lives. New York: New York University Press.

Hallgren; Hanna; (2008). När lesbiska blev kvinnor. Göteborg: Kabusa.

Heaphy; Brian; (2009). Choice and its limits in older lesbian and gay narratives of relational life’. Journal of GLBT Family Studies - Special Issue: Older GLBT Family and Community Life; January 2009; 5(1-2); pp 119‚Äď138.

Heaphy; Brian;Yip; Andrew & Thompson; Debbie; (2004). Ageing in a Non-heterosexual Context‚Äô; Ageing and Society 24; pp 881‚Äď902. Cambridge University Press.

Hooks; Bell; (2000). All about love: new visions. New York: Harper Collins Lindholm; Margaretha & Nilsson; Arne; 2002. En annan stad. Kvinnligt och manligt homoliv 1950-1980. Göteborg: AlfabetaAnamma

Rosenberg; Tiina; (2002). Queerfeministisk agenda. Stockholm: Atlas.

Roseneil; Sasha; (2004). Why We Should Care About Friends: An Argument for Queering the Care Imaginary in Social Policy. Social Policy and Society; 3(4); pp 409‚Äď419.

Weeks; Jeffrey; Heaphy; Brian and Donovan; Catherine; (2001). Same-sex Intimacies: Families of choice and other life experiments. London: Routledge.

Westlund; Jennie/Nikk magasin; (2011). Parnormen stärkare än heteronormen. NIKK-magasin; 1/2011; Tema: Familjepolitik.

Weston; Kath; (1989). Families we choose. New York: Colombia University Press.

Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Janne Bromseth
‚ÄúAfter All; She Belongs to the Family‚ÄĚ
Note: the following are taken directly from CrossRef
No citations available at the moment

Responsible for this page: Peter Berkesand
Last updated: 2017-02-21