Conference on Kinship and Family in South Asia
Within kinship today, the idea of being related and constructing relatedness has been revived through the insightful essays by Marshall Sahlins on ‘What is kinship?’ Despite the burgeoning literature and ethnographic findings on relationships, family and kinship—engaging with ideas as varied as assisted reproduction, transnational care work, surrogacy, blood donation, genetic counselling, same sex relationships, and more—we are once again at the point of seeking to understand the meaning of being kin.
The organisers seek papers on the following themes:
- Processes of kinship and family
- Lived relations of kinship and family
- Kinning and de-kinning
- Performing kinship
- Conflict and ambivalence
- Rejection and negotiation
- New rituals of kinship
- New reproductive technologies and family and kin making
- Law, state and morality in kinship
The deadline for submission is 31 August 2017.
Full details on the Call for papers in pdf: call_for_papers_processual_kinship.pdf