Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship

Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship

by Kath Weston
     
 

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This classic text, originally published in 1991 and now revised and updated to include a new preface, draws upon fieldwork and interviews to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship, and biology.

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This classic text, originally published in 1991 and now revised and updated to include a new preface, draws upon fieldwork and interviews to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship, and biology.

Editorial Reviews

Women's Review of Books
Graceful. . . . Valuable for the ways it demonstrates that, like race, gender and sexual identity, the meaning of kinship is culturally relative—and susceptible to change.
Booknews
Weston draws upon fieldwork and interviews conducted in the San Francisco Bay area to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship, and biology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Women's Review of Books

Graceful.... Valuable for the ways it demonstrates that, like race, gender and sexual identity, the meaning of kinship is culturally relative--and susceptible to change.

Contemporary Sociology

The first to analyze the historical conditions, social meaning, and political implications of lesbians and gays' appropriating the language of kinship...A fine book.

SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Represents a new direction in lesbian and gay studies and in the anthropology of American culture.

American Journal of Sociology

Weighs in as an important contribution to current debates about family and family values.

SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Represents a new direction in lesbian and gay studies and in the anthropology of American culture.
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Represents a new direction in lesbian and gay studies and in the anthropology of American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585380902
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/22/2005
Series:
Between Men~Between Women: Lesbian and G
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
831 KB

Meet the Author

Kath Weston is associate professor of anthropology at Arizona State University West in Phoenix.

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