Michele Andréa Markowitz MICHELE ANDREA MARKOWITZ

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Horizontes Antropológicos

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ZAMBRANO, Elizabeth. "Unthinkable" parenthoods: homosexual, transvestite, and transsexual mothers and fathers.Translated byMichele Andréa Markowitz. Horiz.antropol. [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-7183.

The growing number of families formed by homosexual, transvestite, and transsexual fathers/mothers has not only become a social, but also socio-anthropological fact, requiring traditional convictions to be rethought. This paper aims at demonstrating  how a traditional model of family - that is, a "normal" family - has been able to influence the construction of parenthoods considered, until recently, unthinkable, whether social or legally. I therefore believe that it is time to face new demands and deconstruct former certainties of Anthropology, Psychology and Psychoanalysis, and Law, so that these new families may find their place in society.

Keywords : family; homosexuality; parenthood; sexuality.

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