Published: May 2, 2024
Anth 4615/5615 Kinship: Being and Belonging featuring a child wearing a raincoat

Anth 4615/5615 Kinship: Being and Belonging
FALL 2024 Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:45pm, Hale 246 Instructor: Dr. Kathryn Goldfarb

What does it mean to describe a friend as "like family"? When is "Family" actually about disconnection rather than connection? In what ways do people "choose" their own family members? How does international or transracial adoption shape understandings of race within families? How do caregiving ties constitute or complicate kinship relationships?

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Readings include:
Carol Stack, All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community
Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts
Radhika Govindrajan, Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas
Clara Han, Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the Korean War
Pamela Downe, Collective Care: Indigenous Motherhood, Family, and HIV/AIDS
Kathryn E. Goldfarb and Sandra Bamford (eds), Difficult Attachments: Anxieties of Kinship and Care