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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor and Francis, 2020.
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The focus of this paper is to explore the household division of labour and childcare patterns in lesbian households and how this is influenced by economics, social class and family background. In doing this, data is drawn from ten sets of qualitative interviews with lesbian families located in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in the northeast of England. The research findings presented in this paper discuss a number of themes and areas of concern in relation to the undertaking of household chores. These include gender-negotiation and motherhood; 'childcare continuation', social class and 'class ambivalence', and the impact of family background/relatives and external community expectations. In concluding, the paper reveals the complex intersections of parenthood, gender, sexuality, geography, social class and heteronormative expectations in informing and structuring household labour and childcare patterns within the same-sex family unit.
Author(s): Casey M, Mthombeni P
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of GLBT Family Studies
Online publication date: 01/03/2019
Acceptance date: 12/01/2019
Date deposited: 25/01/2019
ISSN (print): 1550-428X
ISSN (electronic): 1550-4298
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
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