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Families we choose : lesbians, gays, kinship

Author: Kath Weston
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1991.
Series: Between men--between women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study draws upon fieldwork and interviews conducted in the San Francisco Bay area to explore the contemporary manner in which gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kath Weston
ISBN: 0231072880 9780231072885 0231072899 9780231072892 0231110936 9780231110938
OCLC Number: 22493808
Awards: Association for Queer Anthropology Ruth Benedict Prize, 1990.
Description: xi, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Exiles from kinship --
Coming out to "blood" relatives --
Kinship and coherence: the stories --
Families we choose --
Lovers through the looking glass --
Parenting in the age of AIDS --
The politics of gay families.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: Kath Weston.

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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. The Women's Review of Books Read more...

 
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