Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship / Edition 2 by Kath Weston | 9780231110938 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship / Edition 2

Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship / Edition 2

by Kath Weston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231110936

ISBN-13: 9780231110938

Pub. Date: 10/08/1997

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231110938
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/08/1997
Series:
Between Men~Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies Series
Edition description:
revised edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback EditionAcknowledgments1.The Monkey Cage and the Red Desoto2. Exiles from KinshipIs Straight to Gay as Family Is to No Family? Deck the HallsKinship and ProcreationFrom Biology to Choice3. Coming Out to "Blood" RelativesDisclosing Sexual IdentityCategorical Understandings (Or, It's All Relative)Family-Which Family? Conditional LoveDiscursive LocationsTaking Identity, Talking KinshipSelection and Rejection4. Kinship and Coherence: Ten Stories5. Families We ChooseBuilding Gay FamiliesSubstitute for Biological Family? Friends and LoversFrom Friendship to CommunityDeliberating Difference6. Lovers Through the Looking GlassThe Looking-Glass OtherPower "Differentials," Relationship "Roles"The Urge to MergeNarcissism, Kinship, and Class ConvictionsCouples Versus CommunityReflections on Metaphor7. Parenting in the Age of AIDSThe Lesbian Mother as IconMale-Female Revisited: Insemination and AIDSOf Death and BirthBlood Relatives RespondParents and Persons8. The Politics of Gay FamiliesAssimilation or Transformation? Common GroundThe Big PictureReengineering BiogeneticsAppendixNotesReferencesIndex

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