Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies, and HATCH: Feminist Art & Science Shop present
Making Kin Not Population
A conversation with Adele Clarke, Professor Emerita of Sociology & History of Health Sciences, UC San Francisco; and Donna Haraway, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness Department and Feminist Studies Department, UC Santa Cruz
The discussion will be based on the authors' essay collection, Making Kin Not Population: Reconceiving Generations (2018). We will use a modified Food For Thought format, combining short presentations from our speakers with active audience discussion. The authors have requested that participants read three chapters (they are short!): Adele Clarke’s introduction, Donna Haraway’s chapter, “Making Kin in the Chthulucene,” and a third chapter of the reader’s choice.
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Book description: As the planet’s human numbers grow and environmental concerns proliferate, natural scientists, economists, and policy-makers are increasingly turning to new and old questions about families and kinship as matters of concern. From government programs designed to fight declining birth rates in Europe and East Asia, to controversial policies seeking to curb population growth in countries where birth rates remain high, to increasing income inequality transnationally, issues of reproduction introduce new and complicated moral and political quandaries. Making Kin Not Population ends the silence on these issues with essays from leading anti-racist, ecologically-concerned, feminist scholars. Though not always in accord, these contributors provide bold analyses of complex issues of intimacy and kinship, from reproductive justice to environmental justice, and from human and nonhuman genocides to new practices for making families and kin. This timely work offers vital proposals for forging innovative personal and public connections in the contemporary world.
Co-sponsors: Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies, HATCH: Feminist Art & Science Shop