Materializing Relationships: Embodying Kinship in Japanese Child Welfare - Kathryn Goldfarb

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Friday, March 1, 2024
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

King Building, 123

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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This presentation suggests that the lived meanings of kinship and family are sometimes best understood through exploring the absence of locally meaningful kinship ties. Rooted in long-term ethnographic research in Japan, kinship relationships are both culturally and biologically rooted, focused not on heterosexual reproduction or biogenetics, but on the ways that relationships—particularly their absences—are perceived and experienced in the body, in sometimes surprising ways.

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