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Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231072892
ISBN-10 0231072899
Dimensions 0.75 by 9 by 6 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $29.50
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Kath Weston draws upon fieldwork and interviews conducted in the San Francisco Bay area to explore the ways in which gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship and biology. Conventional views of family have depicted gays and lesbians as exiles from the realm of kinship. In recent decades, however, gay men and lesbians have increasingly portrayed themselves as people who seek not only to maintain ties with blood or adoptive relatives but also to establish families of their own. Weston argues that "chosen" families cannot be understood apart from the families in which their members grew up. She presents interviewees' stories of discovering their sexual identities and of their subsequent relations with straight families. She also discusses changes in gay communities that have helped to shape contemporary discourse about the gay families. Finally, she addresses the political implications of chosen families.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780231072885
 
from Columbia Univ Pr (May 1, 1991)
9780231072885 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $76.50
About: Kath Weston draws upon fieldwork and interviews conducted in the San Francisco Bay area to explore the ways in which gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship and biology.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780231072892 Book cover for 9780231110938
 
from Columbia Univ Pr (October 1, 1997)
9780231110938 | details & prices | 261 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $27.95
About: 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.
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With Charles S. Bryan, M. D. (other contributor), Jeremiah A. Barondess, M. D. (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Columbia Univ Pr (May 1, 1992)
9780231072892 | details & prices | 9.00 × 6.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $29.50
This edition also contains The Persisting Osler IV: Selected Transactions of the American Osler Society, 2001-2010
About: Kath Weston draws upon fieldwork and interviews conducted in the San Francisco Bay area to explore the ways in which gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship and biology.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780881354522
 
from Science History Pubns (November 30, 2011)
9780881354522 | details & prices | 347 pages | 7.50 × 10.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $60.00
About: Essays cover such topics as Johns Hopkins Personalia, Clinical Matters, Osler qua Osler, Ethical Issues, Miscellanea.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780231072892
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Kath Weston | Reprint edition from Columbia Univ Pr (May 1, 1992); titled "Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship"
9780231072892 | details & prices | 9.00 × 6.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $29.50
This edition also contains Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
About: Kath Weston draws upon fieldwork and interviews conducted in the San Francisco Bay area to explore the ways in which gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship and biology.

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