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 used unstructured interviews and chose a wide cross-section of different gays across San Francisco, different ethnicities, age cohorts and classes.
Like that anal sex is legal in Texas! The book is written 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. Chapter 2 discusses how the biological and procreative rules when it comes to defining family ties. Maybe it’s the age xhoose the book, the fact that what it is talking about does chosoe fit quite perfectly to what is currently being discussed today.
Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
Kath Weston had to think carefully over her choice of a cover for the book, thoughtful about how gay kinship was represented.
The world has evolved in the past 25 years, for better kahh worse. Gustavo Medeiros rated it it was amazing Dec 12, She chose the subjects for her study by consulting her address book and finding friends of friends, using theoretic sampling and then conducting interviews.
Taking Identity Talking Kinship. Although most examples in the book are outdated it first came out inFamilies We Choose is still incredibly relevant. There are a modest number of fairly-long chapters. Annotation Writers of letters to the “Age” and the “Sydney Morning Herald” are poets, dreamers, and provocateurs.
Want chopse Read saving…. Part of the new series entitled “Between Men-Between Women: Many of the questions in this book have been answered, to an extent. Cathy Costa rated it liked it Jul 06, At the time of publication issues such as same-sex marriage, non-biological parent adoptions, adoption in general, etc.
Substitute for Biological Family? Some are too late.
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Other editions – View all Families We Katb Want to Read Currently Reading Wedton. Homosexuality used to be represented as a pathological illness in a now debunked medical theory.
However, she does relate her research to different phases in the history of gay rights and freedom and distinguishes between young gays and older gays. Account Options Sign in. Sadie rated it liked it May 08, Others don’t meet the “Herald”‘s stringent verification rules.
Sheryl rated it really liked it Nov 01, 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. 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.
However, the sample cannot be said to be representative, least of all because she only tells the story of San Francisco, or at most, the United States. Chapter 4 tells ten different coming-out stories, how their loved katn reacted and the various ways the new homosexuals were treated by their biological kin.
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