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Revista Mal Estar e Subjetividade

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VILHENA, Junia de et al. What family?: provocations from the perspective of homo parenting. Rev. Mal-Estar Subj. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.4, pp. 1639-1658. ISSN 1518-6148.

In times of liquid modernity and plastic sexuality, the family has reinvented itself. It is the di-vorce instead of death that separates couples. Therefore, the key components to constitute a family are the affection and the search for completeness. The same happens with parenting, causing the bonds of kinship no longer defined solely by blood ties. Thus, the increasing visibil-ity, on the Brazilian social scenario, of the so-called homo parenting seems to be inevitable. These families are the object of this article, which depicts the stigma of homosexuality, showing that it is still alive. The grounds of the study suggests that, from a post-identity approach, the constitution of crystallizes identities have to be reconsidered. In this way, rather than show a way out, this new attitude proposes the des-construction of structures already naturalized, through a process which suggests the discussion of how these very same structures came to be. The main propose here is a new attitude towards life and also towards oneself.

Keywords : Homosexuality; homo parenting; couple issues; family; prejudice.

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