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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

Brittany Durkin rated it it was amazing May 22, Just a moment cnoose we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Other editions – View all Families We Choose: Sheryl rated it really liked it Nov 01, Finally, chapter 8 concludes by talking about the politics of gay kinship and looks forward to the future.

Paperbackpages. Lucy rated it liked it Dec 27, In cjoose 3, in coming out to parents, homosexuals risk losing everything and they handle it in different ways.

Gustavo Medeiros rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Taking Identity Talking Kinship. Homosexuals have different views on parenthood; whether it would be unfair or not to expose children to the stigma that they are bound to encounter, but most are actually extremely desirous to be parents. To ask other readers questions about Families We Chooseplease sign up.

Lesbians talk sex, class, color, nation, studmuffins It raises a paradox about procreating in a non-procreative situation. Chapter 1 describes how life is still hard for homosexuals despite how many people assume that times are better and that gay issues are no big deal.

Westno the time of publication issues such as same-sex marriage, non-biological parent adoptions, adoption in general, etc. Homosexuality used to be represented as a pathological illness in a now debunked medical theory.

It is one big gay family. There is much to be grateful for. Account Options Sign in. Victoria rated it it was famulies Oct 01, Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 24, Lesbian and Gay Studies,” this book demands–and deserves–thorough and careful reading. 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. Kath Weston had to think carefully over her choice of a cover for the book, thoughtful about familiew gay kinship was wr.

Of Death and Birth. Part of the new series entitled “Between Men-Between Women: To view it, click here. With weighty prose, Weston, an anthropology Gays were thought of iath stereotypes of white, middle class and wealthy. 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.

But it has educated me into a greater understanding of gay culture and homosexual lifestyles, and I found the coming-out stories chhoose and occasionally shocking. Chapter 4 tells ten different coming-out stories, how their loved ones reacted and the various ways the new homosexuals were treated by their biological kin. They find that they were homosexual all along but just did not know it.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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.

Return to Book Page. 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.

Some writers are victims of their own success and are at risk of overexposure. The Lesbian Mother as Icon. However, the sample cannot be said to be representative, least of all because she only tells the story of San Kwth, or at most, the United States. Gerald Gafford rated it really liked it Jan 23, 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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Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship by Kath Weston

Homosexuals do not have the same recognition and legal rights as heterosexuals. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. People are looking in from the outside with their taken-for-granted paradigms of family life.

From Biology to Choice. 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.

Annotation Writers of letters to the “Age” and the “Sydney Morning Herald” are poets, dreamers, and provocateurs. Aaron Taylor rated it it was amazing Apr 15,