This article focuses on Israeli male same-sex family, as a case study which provides an opportunity to understand the relationships between LGBT family, parenthood and the state. Based on the analysis of 39 in-depth semi-structured interviews with gay fathers, we show that although gay fathers use homonormative discourse they resist homonationalist ideology. This gap reflects the tension between compliance and subversion that shapes their experiences and accounts as well as their relationship with dominant ideology. The duality between acceptance and subversion enables the practise of subversion from within, thus revealing that subversion and compliance may co-exist. The co-existence of these categories offers an alternative to nationalistic ideology; trying to challenge it from within.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Gender Studies|
|State||Published - 17 Nov 2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study is a part of a PhD research project. No funds were given for the PhD project. This study was conducted as part of graduate studies at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, School of Social Work, University of Haifa.
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- Gay parenthood
- same-sex family
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)