Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

Judaism in Motion

The Making of Same-Sex Parenthood in Israel

Authors: Lustenberger, Sibylle

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  • Bridges the anthropology of kinship and religion with legal and social science literature on LGBTQ rights
  • Focuses not only on the formation of same-sex parenthood, but also on how collective identities are reproduced, challenged, and transformed
  • Demonstrates that same-sex parenthood can provide a useful way of exploring transgenerational continuity and social transformations
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In Israel, where the Orthodox rabbinate wields historically sanctioned influence over the legal definitions of marriage and parenthood, same-sex parenthood raises important questions such as what constitutes belonging to the national collective, who has the authority to define the norms of reproduction, and where the boundaries of Orthodox Judaism begin and end. Judaism in Motion addresses these questions from a transgenerational perspective that pays heed to how religiously informed rules, norms, and practices of transferring material properties, names, and societal belonging are adopted and transformed. It presents a detailed ethnographic account of the dynamic interaction between kinship, religion, and the state that complicates the commonly held assumption that places same-sex parenthood in a radically secular sphere that stands in stark opposition to Orthodox Judaism. Taking same-sex parenthood as a prism through which society at large is reflected, this volume further explores how transformations of societal structures take place, and what flexibility and leeway exist in organized religions.

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Sibylle Lustenberger is Researcher and Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Judaism in Motion
Book Subtitle
The Making of Same-Sex Parenthood in Israel
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55104-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55104-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55103-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 267
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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