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Focus on 'the family'? How South African family policy fails queer families

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-18T07:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-18T07:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-18 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15126
dc.description.abstract In the past decade, South African policy-makers have increasingly focused on the family as a site of state intervention. To date, several family-related policies have been developed to support societal well-being and cohesion. The most recent policy document is the White Paper on Families (Department of Social Development 2012), which aims to facilitate the mainstreaming of a family perspective into all government policy-making from the national to the municipal level and across multiple departments. The White Paper stresses that its implementation will be dependent on a sound inter-sectoral and interdepartmental system and mechanism, an active political administration and technical expertise (Department of Social Development 2012:44). This is an ambitious and broad-based implementation plan that potentially has significant implications for social life. A thorough inspection of the assumptions made in the policy, particularly concerning queer families that have historically been marginalised, is thus important. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher University of South Africa Press en
dc.subject LESBIAN en
dc.subject GAY en
dc.subject BISEXUAL en
dc.subject TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX(LGBTI) en
dc.subject FAMILY POLICY en
dc.subject FAMILIES en
dc.title Focus on 'the family'? How South African family policy fails queer families en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Queer kinship: South African perspectives on the sexual politics of family-making and belonging en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Morison, T. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Lynch, I. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Pretoria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11189 en
dc.PageNumber 22-32 en
dc.outputnumber 10302 en
dc.bibliographictitle Macleod, C.I., Morison, T. & Lynch, I. (2020) Focus on 'the family'? How South African family policy fails queer families. In: Morison, T., Lynch, I. & Reddy, V. (eds).<i>Queer kinship: South African perspectives on the sexual politics of family-making and belonging</i>. Pretoria: University of South Africa Press. 22-32. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Macleod, C.I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Morison, T. en
dc.contributor.author3 Lynch, I. en


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