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Věra Sokolová:
Father, Father, and Child: Gay Men and Parenthood in the Czech Republic [115]

Sokolová, Věra. 2009. „Otec, otec a dítě: Gay muži a rodičovství .“ Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review 45 (1): 115-146

Abstract: The article is based on the first sociological study of the attitudes and preferences of Czech men who identify themselves as gay towards (gay) fatherhood, family, and parenthood. The main arguments of the study evolve around the themes of the (overwhelmingly positive) parental desires of the gay men participating in the study; their internalised moral dilemmas connected to gay fatherhood; the reproductive choices and limits that structure the attitudes of gay men towards parenthood and family; and gender stereotypes about family/parenting models and the roles these men occupy. The article is divided into two main parts. The fi rst part introduces the context and current state of sociological scholarship and research on gay fatherhood and homoparentality. The second part of the article discusses results, an interpretation, and an analysis of the empirical fi ndings of the study.

Keywords: homosexuality, fatherhood, gay and lesbian parenthood, masculinity, family structure, Czech Republic.

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