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Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship Paperback – December 6, 1997
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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)
The first to analyze the historical conditions, social meaning, and political implications of lesbians and gays' appropriating the language of kinship...A fine book.(Contemporary Sociology)
Represents a new direction in lesbian and gay studies and in the anthropology of American culture.(SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society)
This book demands--and deserves--thorough and careful reading....A well-documented work for gay studies collections.(Library Journal)
Weighs in as an important contribution to current debates about family and family values.(American Journal of Sociology)
Top Customer Reviews
spoke volumes to me, and I knew I had to take a look at this book! It was
enjoyable and well worth the effort, as Weston takes us on a scholarly tour
of several articles and issues gay and lesbians and minority cultures often
face. She proposed that the meaning of "kinship" is culturally defined, and
indeed is a "power", a force, a technique that gays and lesbians can and do use to create thier own "families" that are likewise culturally and contextually defined, whether or not there is a common "bloodline". Essenetial reading for the intelligent citizen of any race, gender or