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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 Sociology)
About the Author
Kath Weston is associate professor of anthropology
at Arizona State University West in Phoenix.