Annotation Writers of letters to the “Age” and the “Sydney Morning Herald” are poets, dreamers, and provocateurs. The overwhelming majority are in search of a . Winner of a Ruth Benedict Prize in Anthropology This classic text, originally published in and now revised and updated to include a new preface, draws . 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.

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Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship

Part of the new series entitled “Between Men-Between Women: Today the landscape of “gay families” author’s term; today I’d call them queer families is a topic of much political debate and legislation reform.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Maybe it’s the age of the book, the fact that what it is talking about does not fit quite perfectly to what is currently being discussed today. In chapter 3, in coming out to parents, homosexuals risk losing everything and they handle it in different ways. To view it, click here.

Beth rated it liked it Jul 20, Bernadette rated it really liked it Feb 26, The book says that homosexual women are more alike to heterosexual women than they are to gay males, and the same stands the other way around for the men. Account Options Sign in. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Aaron Taylor rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Sadly, we have not come that far. Substitute for Biological Family? I read this in college, and I remember liking it and other people finding it mind-blowing.


Lucy rated it liked it Dec 27, With weighty prose, Weston, an anthropology References to this book Invented Moralities: No eBook available Amazon. Jessica rated it liked it Sep 19, Want to Read saving….

Eric Cherry rated it liked it Aug 27, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Lesbian Mother as Icon. In chapter 5 the notion of community is brought forward and we examine whether chosen families are simply a substitute for the biological family that is familiar, and following those models.

Chapter 7 explores parenting in the age of AIDS. Annotation Writers of letters to the “Age” and the “Sydney Morning Herald” are poets, dreamers, and provocateurs. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Others don’t meet the “Herald”‘s stringent verification rules. Malique rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Categorical Understandings or Its All Relative.

Chapter 2 discusses how the biological and procreative rules when it comes to defining family ties. There is much discrimination that still abounds in the legal system, for example if a biological lesbian mother dies and her partner is not granted custody of the children. Many of the questions in this book have been answered, to an extent. Lesbian and Gay Studies,” this book demands–and deserves–thorough and careful reading.


Elisia Hopkins rated it really liked it Apr 16, Part of the new series entitled westin Men-Between Women: It raises a paradox about procreating in a non-procreative situation.

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Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship by Kath Weston

They are possessed of good sense and a wicked sense of humor. Other editions – View all Families We Choose: No topic is off limits. Kath Weston had to think carefully over her choice of a cover for the book, thoughtful about how gay kinship was represented.

Gerald Gafford rated it really liked it Jan 23, The world has evolved in the past 25 years, for better or worse. One lady said that her gay family made up for the love she had missed out on at home. Fsmilies though, some ideas that come up in this book have not been recognized.

Lesbians, Gays, Kinship by Kath Weston. Adrienne rated it liked it Jan 11,