Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship Paperback – September 24, 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.
Weighs in as an important contribution to current debates about family and family values. (American Journal of
About the Author
Kath Weston is associate professor of anthropology at Arizona State University West in Phoenix.