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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She chose the subjects for her study by consulting her address book and finding friends of friends, using theoretic sampling and then conducting interviews.
Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
Jessica rated it liked it Sep gamilies, Gustavo Medeiros rated it it was amazing Dec 12, There are a modest number of fairly-long chapters. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Account Options Sign in. Lists with This Book. Today the landscape of “gay families” author’s term; today I’d call them queer families is a topic of much political Although most examples in the book are outdated it first came out inFamilies We Choose is still incredibly relevant.
Victoria rated it it was amazing Oct 01, It raises a paradox about procreating in a non-procreative situation.
No eBook available Amazon. 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. With weighty prose, Weston, an anthropology At the end of the book Weston questions whether the way we organize our families will evolve in the same direction as its heterosexual counterpart i. kqth
They suffer from too much intimacy and become dependent on one another, unable to differentiate themselves and carry on independent lives, unlike heterosexual couples. People were blamed for the disease and adequate care and education not provided. The Lesbian Mother as Icon.
Other editions – View all Families We Choose: Surprisingly though, some ideas that come up in this book have not coose recognized. Gerald Gafford rated it really liked it Jan 23, Apr 25, Melody rated it liked it. Yet hundreds of offerings bite the dust every day. The concept of narcissism is discussed in chapter 6.
Lucy rated it liked it Dec 27, Many lesbians desire a gay male as the donor, as they are more likely to understand and can negotiate whether the father will be involved with the parenting or not. But it has educated me into a greater understanding of gay culture and homosexual lifestyles, and I found the coming-out stories interesting and occasionally shocking.
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One lady said that her gay family made up for the love she had missed out on at home. Brittany Durkin rated it it was amazing May 22, Many of the questions in this book have been answered, to an extent. No topic is off limits. Lesbians talk sex, class, color, nation, studmuffins References to this book Invented Moralities: Nisha rated it liked it May 09, Malique rated it it was amazing Familoes 23, Erica rated it liked it Apr 09, Lesbian and Gay Studies,” this book demands–and deserves–thorough and careful reading.
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It is one big gay family. The book is familiea by Kath Weston, herself a lesbian from the San Francisco scene, who says that her study would not be what it is if she had not been a lesbian.
Lesbian and Gay Studies,” this book demands–and deserves–thorough and careful reading. As a literary book, I must admit that I found it rather tedious and plodding in places; extremely wordy. The overwhelming majority are in search of a better world, even if some disguise their aspiration in a sheath that is crackling dry.
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Columbia University Press- Social Science – pages. Lesbians, Gays, Kinship by Kath Weston. Open Preview See a Problem? All in all, this book is westoj important, although isolated, reminder that families come about in all kinds of different ways.
Part of the new series entitled “Between Men-Between Women: Margaret rated it liked it Aug 20,