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Conference on Kinship and Family in South Asia

1-2 February 2018 in Hyderabad, India

The conference 'Examining the Processual in Kinship and Family in South Asia', will be held at the Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad 1-2 February 2018. The deadline for submission is 31 August 2017.

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: PDF iconcall_for_papers_processual_kinship.pdf