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Same-Sex Families and Legal Recognition in Europe

Editors: Digoix, Marie (Ed.)

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  • This open access book provides a comparative analysis of the legal situation for same-sex partners in Europe
  • Provides a demographic analysis of registration of same-sex couples in Europe
  • Includes a sociological analysis of LGBT families in Europe


  • ISBN 978-3-030-37054-1
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This open access book focuses on family diversity from a legal, demographical and sociological perspective. It investigates what is at stake in the life of homosexuals in the field of family formation, parenting and parenthood, what it brings to everyday life, the support of the law, and what its absence implies. The book shows the paths leading to the adoption of laws while demographic analyses concentrate on the link between registration of same-sex marriages and same-sex parenting with a detailed focus on Spain. The sociological chapters in this book, based upon qualitative surveys in France, Iceland and Italy, underline how the importance of the legal structure influenced the daily life of homosexual families. As such this book is an interesting read to lawyers, demographers, sociologists, behavioural scientists, and all those working in the field.


Marie Digoix

Social historian at INED (French Institute for Demographic Studies) in the Gender, Sexuality and Inequalities Research Unit. Graduate from Sorbonne University in Humanities (Scandinavian civilisation) and History (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO). Her research focuses on the evolution of family law in the Nordic countries, including gender and sexual equality, family relationships and intimate life in Iceland. She is/has been the coordinator of the historians’ network of “States regulation of intimate life” and various projects regarding Sexual orientation, individuals and the family.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction – LGBT Questions and the Family

    Pages 1-9

    Digoix, Marie

  • What First, What Later? Patterns in the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partners in European Countries

    Pages 11-44

    Waaldijk, Kees

  • Same-Sex Couples and Their Legalization in Europe: Laws and Numbers

    Pages 45-71

    Cortina, Clara (et al.)

  • Same-Sex Parents Negotiating the Law in Italy: Between Claims of Recognition and Practices of Exclusion

    Pages 73-93

    Franchi, Marina (et al.)

  • Same-Sex Families Challenging Norms and the Law in France

    Pages 95-115

    Thibeaud, Matthias


  • ISBN 978-3-030-37054-1
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on
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価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
ソフトカバー ¥7,149
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)





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Same-Sex Families and Legal Recognition in Europe
  • Marie Digoix
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European Studies of Population
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Springer International Publishing
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VII, 178
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11 b/w illustrations