For five years, Huston visited families in eleven countries—Japan, Thailand, Bangladesh, China, Mali, Uganda, Egypt, Jordan, Brazil, El Salvador, and USA—to gather the materials for her final book—Families As We Are: Conversations from Around the World (The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2001), the outcome of her Global Family Project. Richard C. Holbrooke commented in his forward to her book:
“…[H]er interviews suggest that the nature and definition of family has evolved in many ways that are not yet fully understood. Deeply traditional in her attachment to the idea of family, Perdita is characteristically open to examining the different forms it takes in the modern world." (p. x)
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Cover of Huston's Families As We Are
Back cover of Huston's Families As We Are
Families As We Are signing, 2001
With former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrook at Families As We Are signing, 2001