Division mission statement reviewed in November 2022 by Amanda Catherine Ferraro, University of Oklahoma, Family Division Co-Chair, 2021-2023 and Monnica Gavin, Clark State College, Family Division Co-Chair, 2022-2024. No edits were made. Division mission statement edited in November 2020 by Emmie Cochran-Jackson, Georgia Gwinnett College, Family Division Co-Chair, 2020-2022.
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How to Make a Baby?
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- Flavin, J. (2010). “Breeders: The right to procreate.” In Our bodies, our crimes: The policing of women’s reproduction in America (pp. 29-50). New York: New York University Press.
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Parenting Outside the Nuclear Family
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- Layne, L. (2015). “‘I have a fear of really screwing it up’: The fears doubts, anxieties and judgements of one American single mother by choice.” Journal of Family Issues, 36 (9), 1154-1170.
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- Iturriaga, N., & and Saguay, A. (2017). “I would never want to be an only wife: The role of discursive networks and post-feminist discourse in reframing polygamy.” Social Problems, 64, 333-350.
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- Vaillancourt, K. T., & Few-Demo, A. L. (2014). “Relational dynamics of swinging relationships: An exploratory study.” The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 22 (3), 311-320.
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- Muraco, A. (2012). “We are family.” In Odd couples: Friendships at the intersection of gender and sexual orientation (pp. 56-77). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
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- Jones, L. P. (2014). “Former foster youth’s perspectives on independent living preparation six months after discharge.” Child Welfare, 93 (1), 99-126.
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- Cahill, S. (2009). “The disproportionate impact of anti-gay family policies on Black and Latino same-sex couples.” Journal of African American Studies, 13 (2), 219-250.
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Race, Class, Ethnicity
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Same-Sex (Gay and Lesbian) Parenting
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