Queer theory, intersectionality, and LGBT-parent families: Transformative critical pedagogy in family theory

April L. Few-Demo, Áine M. Humble, Melissa A Curran, Sally A. Lloyd

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Abstract

We discuss how to move the family studies field and the teaching of family theories from covering the “facts” that LGBT-parent families exist to a critical conversation that incorporates conceptual tools, language, and theoretical insights from queer and intersectionality theories. We attempt to move this conversation by presenting a model of curricular change for teaching family studies theories courses that shifts from LGBT-parent exclusion, compensatory addition of LGBT-parent families, and LGBT-parent families as disadvantaged to a focus on queer and intersectional scholarship and a continuing postmodern paradigm shift. We discuss how instructors can engage in critical feminist-oriented self-reflexivity and transformational pedagogy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-94
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Family Theory and Review
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Feminism
  • Intersectionality
  • LGBT-parent families
  • Queer theory
  • Teaching
  • Theory

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  • Social Psychology

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Queer theory, intersectionality, and LGBT-parent families : Transformative critical pedagogy in family theory. / Few-Demo, April L.; Humble, Áine M.; Curran, Melissa A; Lloyd, Sally A.

In: Journal of Family Theory and Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2016, p. 74-94.

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