Same-Sex Families and Legal Recognition in Europe [electronic resource] /edited by Marie Digoix.
Contributor(s): Digoix, Marie [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: European Studies of Population: 24Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020.Edition: 1st ed. 2020.Description: VII, 178 p. 11 illus. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030370541.Subject(s): Social groups | Family | Private international law | Conflict of laws | Demography | Sociology | Medical research | Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging | Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law | Demography | Gender Studies | Quality of Life ResearchDDC classification: 305 Online resources: Click here to access online
Chapter 1. Introduction - LGBTI questions and the family (Marie Digoix) -- Chapter 2. What first, what later? Patterns in the legal recognition of same-sex partners in European countries (Kees Waaldijk) -- Chapter 3. Same-sex couples and their legalization in Europe: Laws and numbers (Clara Cortina & Patrick Festy) -- Chapter 4. Same sex parents negotiating the law in Italy: between claims of recognition and practices of exclusion (Marina Franchi & Giulia Selmi) -- Chapter 5. Same sex families challenging norms and the law in France (Matthias Thibeaud) -- Chapter 6. LGBT desires in family land: parenting, from social acceptance to social pressure in Iceland (Marie Digoix) -- Chapter 7. Postface - After legal recognition (Wilfired Rault).
This open access book focuses on family diversity from a legal, demographical and sociological perspective. It investigates what is at stake in the life of homosexuals in the field of family formation, parenting and parenthood, what it brings to everyday life, the support of the law, and what its absence implies. The book shows the paths leading to the adoption of laws while demographic analyses concentrate on the link between registration of same-sex marriages and same-sex parenting with a detailed focus on Spain. The sociological chapters in this book, based upon qualitative surveys in France, Iceland and Italy, underline how the importance of the legal structure influenced the daily life of homosexual families. As such this book is an interesting read to lawyers, demographers, sociologists, behavioural scientists, and all those working in the field.