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As kinship norms and forms entail inequalities in both public and private domains, our objective is to reveal how marginalised livelihoods and care relations take a range of shapes. Therefore, we problematize how non-conventional relations are valued in different societies through looking at intimate economics of kinship by contrasting three variegating social realities.
The four essays included come from expert scholars in the fields of queer and gender studies, anthropology, sociology, family law and comparative literature. We engage critically with the new conceptual interventions on the topic of kinship to explore what kinds of mobilizations emerge as societies undergo large-scale political and economic change in various parts of the world, asking critical questions about the less-researched spots in in previous research on marginalised family strategies and kinship relations by looking what inspirations the field could draw from the theorizing and study of sexually marginalised experiences.
We do this by contrasting different ’national’ situations where the poor, the marginalized and the activists mobilize new and old configurations of kinship as a complex web of care that escapes, manipulates and anchors the cultural, social, political and legal regimes, in how to live together at the ’mercy’ of global economics. Kinship in margins / margins in kinship – what could we learn about these in the current condition of the world we live in?
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||In preparation - 29 Feb 2020|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Bibliographical noteDr. Antu Sorainen, PhD, is Docent in Gender Studies, working at the University of Helsinki. She is the Director of the research team “CoreKin – Contrasting and Re-Imagining Margins of Kinship” (funded by the Academy of Finland, 2016-2020). Her current 3-year research project on Protolesbian Life HIstory and Nationalist Sentiment in 1920-30s Finland is granted by the Cultural Fopundation of Finland (2019-2022). She has conducted empirical studies in the area of queer sexualities in the legal field. She is the co-author of a book on the conceptual history of “Sittlichkeit”, and has published recently on queer inheritance practices. Sorainen was an Academy Fellow at the Academy of Finland and the PI of the research project titled “Wills and Inheritance Practices in Sexually Marginalised Groups” (2014-2019). • Orcid.org/0000-0002-3956-8352
Fields of Science
- 999 Others
- Gender Studies
- Social Sciences
- empirical studies
- Queer Studies
- Feminist Law
Protolesbian Life History and Nationalist Sentiment in the 1920-30s Finland, a 3-year SKR grant research project
01/09/2019 → 31/08/2022
Project: Research project
Elomäki, A., Al-Sharmani, M., Dahlgren, S., Engelberg, M., Haritaworn, J., Holli, A., Honkasalo, J., Hoppania, H., Ihrche-Åberg, I., Jokila, H., Kalha, H., Kantola, J., Kinnarinen, K., Kornak, J., Korsisaari, E. M., Koskinen, T., Kuosmanen, P. K., Kupari, H., Leclin, J., Moisala, P., Moring, A., Muravyeva, M., Niemi, J., Norocel, O. C., Nousiainen, K., Oikkonen, V., Oroza, S., Paasonen, S., Pakkanen, J., Palin, T., Patosalmi, M., Paunu, H., Pulkkinen, T., Raevaara, E., Ratinen, S., Repo, J., Roman-Lagerspetz, S., Rossi, L., Rundgren, H., Ruuskanen, M., Saari, M., Saarikangas, K., Salmesvuori, P., Saresma, T. A. M., Sorainen, A., Soronen, A., Svanström, M. E., Tsokkinen-Männistö, A., Tuomaala, S., Tuomi, L. M., Uimonen, M., Urponen, M., Urrio, E., Utriainen, T., Weide, M., Werner, L., Vuola, E., Vänskä, A. & Xu-Susiluoto, Q.
01/03/2011 → …
Project: Research Evaluation 2011