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Contested Kinship

This conference seeks to further research in the field of critical kinship studies by bringing together different disciplinary perspectives into a cultural hermeneutic approach.

The conference invites contributions from a variety of academic fields, including anthropology, history, law, literary studies and others.

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Margaret Homans (Yale University) and Professor Elisabeth Peel (Loughborough University)

Possible topics include:
- new biopolitical and legal forms of kinship: processes of naturalisation
- elective affinities, alliances, networks: kinship metaphors and kinship technologies
- the naturalisation of kinship in narratives
- plural forms of kinship
- the myth of blood relations
- interdependencies of legal, social, medial and biotechnical discourses
- genealogy as a literary and cultural pattern
- otherkin and transhuman discourses and figures of thought

Date: 14 March 2019 - 16 March 2019
Location: Göttingen
Type: Conference
Organiser: Göttingen Centre for Gender Studies