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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Other editions – View all Families We Choose: The study was very informative. Taking Identity Talking Kinship.
Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
Gays were thought of in stereotypes of white, middle class and wealthy. There is much to be grateful for. She states that it is not a statistical study, although they are at chiose back of the book. 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.
To view it, click here. She used unstructured interviews and chose a wide cross-section of different gays across San Francisco, different ethnicities, age cohorts and classes. Categorical Understandings or Its All Relative. Females are more likely to suffer from this problem; although males have greater trouble achieving intimacy. Beth rated it liked it Jul 20, Lesbian and Gay Studies.
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Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship by Kath Weston
Aaron Taylor rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Columbia University Press- Social Science – pages. With weighty prose, Weston, an anthropology This classic text, originally published in and now revised and updated to include a new preface, draws upon fieldwork and interviews to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship, and biology.
Bernadette rated it really liked it Feb 26, Since some gays are denied and excluded from their natural family, they now have the option of choosing their own, where they all do each other favours and help each other out, for example, helping friends with AIDS. Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 24, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The concept of narcissism is discussed in chapter 6.
They suffer from too much intimacy and become dependent on one another, unable to differentiate themselves and carry on independent lives, unlike heterosexual couples.
With weighty prose, Weston, an anthropology Refresh and try again. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Many of the questions in this book have been answered, to an extent.
Finally, chapter 8 concludes by talking famklies the politics of gay kinship and looks forward to the future.
One familiee said that her gay family made up for the love she had missed out on at home. Some writers are victims of their own success and are at risk of overexposure. From Friendship to Community. Lesbian and Gay Studies,” this book demands–and deserves–thorough and careful reading.
There are a modest number of fairly-long chapters. They find that they were homosexual all along but just did not know it. Yet hundreds of offerings bite the dust every day.
Chapter 7 explores parenting in the age of AIDS. 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. May 31, Estelle B. People were blamed for the disease and adequate care and education not provided.
While interesting, I feel that Weston’s wf ability leaves something desired.
Sadly, we have westoh come that far. As a literary book, I must admit that I found it rather tedious and plodding in places; extremely wordy. No trivia or quizzes yet.