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Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship

Families We Choose:  Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
Author: Kath Weston
ISBN 13: 9780231110938
ISBN 10: 231110936
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1997-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $27.95

This classic text, originally published in 1991 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.

Women's Review of Books

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.