ZiF Research Group

Kinship and Politics:

Rethinking a Conceptual Split and its Epistemic Implications in the Social Sciences

2016/2017

Convenors: Erdmute Alber (Bayreuth, GER), David Warren Sabean (Los Angeles, USA), Simon Teuscher (Zürich, SUI), Tatjana Thelen (Wien, AUT)
ZiF Research Group Workshop
Poster

Kinship and Politics: Initiating a Dialogue




6 - 7 October 2016
Convenors: Erdmute Alber (Bayreuth, GER), David Warren Sabean (Los Angeles, USA), Simon Teuscher (Zurich, SUI), Tatjana Thelen (Vienna, AUT)

Our opening conference brings together members of the international, interdisciplinary team to discuss empirical material and theoretical perspectives on the topic "Kinship and Politics. Rethinking a conceptual split and its epistemic implications in the social sciences."

In three panels we will explore the central thematic fields of our research group:

  1. Divergent Paths: kinship and the epistemology of politics in the West and the Rest
  2. Uses of Kinship: domination and social engineering in political practice
  3. Kinship as an Analytical Category: re-conceptualising the reproduction of the political order and property relations, in particular through children
The conference language is English.
Conference Programme
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For further details please contact the coordinator of the Research Group, Jennifer Rasell.


Tel: +49 521 106-12834
Fax: +49 521 106-1512834
E-Mail: kinshipandpolitics@uni-bielefeld.de