“Arguably the most groundbreaking work on LGBT parenting published in recent years.”
“[Invisible Families] provides deep insight into the lives and experiences of black lesbians.”
(American Journal Of Sociology
“Social sciences researchers will cite the construction, development, and conclusions from Moore’s study for years to come.”
(Rachel Wexelbaum Lambda Literary
“Necessary reading for scholars and students interested in family studies, LGBT studies, and race-class-gender studies.”
(Assoc For Jewish Stds Review / Ajs Review
“Invisible Families represents sociological research at its finest. . . . Well written and theoretically sophisticated. . . . This is clearly a groundbreaking book.
(Anne R. Roschelle State University of New York at New Paltz Gender & Society
From the Inside Flap
"Mignon Moore’s title says it all: Invisible Families. Scholarship on lesbian and gay issues has been slow to recognize the importance of children and family among those in same-sex relationships and has paid scant attention to racial minorities; nor have students of African American life given much attention to Black lesbians and gay men. We are left with the unfortunate impression, to paraphrase the authors of But Some of Us Are Brave, that all the lesbians and gays are White and all the Blacks are heterosexual. This book stands as a significant corrective to these multiple myopias, offering a nuanced account of the kinds of pressures Black women raising children with female partners encounter, and revealing the creativity and resilience they bring to the struggle." --Ellen Lewin, University of Iowa, author of Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America.
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Invisible Families shakes up longstanding theoretical conceptualizations of racial identity, family formation, and motherhood, contesting basic assumptions about black families. Tightly conceptualized and highly engaging.” Kerry Ann Rockquemore, author of Raising Biracial Children