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Ryan Schram

ANTH 2654: Forms of Families

22 October 2015

Available at: http://anthro.rschram.org/2654/12

Lecture outline

  • Back To The Future Day is 21 October 2015
    • Why don't we have flying cars?
  • Essay topics: finding contradictions in culture
  • Change as a dialectic
    • Thesis, antithesis, synthesis
    • It's kind of like being pregnant. A woman is a mother when she is recognized by her child.
  • Surrogacy as synthesis
    • Wombs for rent
    • New kinds of agency
  • The limits of performativity
    • 'Kinship is part of who you are' versus 'Kinship comes from what you do.'
    • Are these different cultural constructs, or two sides of the same coin?
    • You can performatively enact kinship, but you can't do it alone.
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