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#388 Spiritual Being makes Kinship: The Case of the Tibetan Society in North India

This presentation clarifies how misfortune caused by spiritual being shapes kinship. Previous studies on Tibetan societies have focused on the notion of patrilineal descent as an important element to construct kinship. There is also, however, an important category of kinship,...

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#325 Enduring relations? Imagining kinship and coupledom in age-dissimilar unions

Theorisations of love and kinship frequently emphasise cultural change. Globally, but particularly in the Global North, anthropologists and sociologists posit the growing idealisation of romantic love and family relations; greater personal autonomy and choice in forming and leaving relationships; and...

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#291 Kinship, intimacy and the imaginary of a new psychiatric alterity

This paper questions how family members change their perception of a relative when confronted with a new psychiatric imaginary. It is based on a fieldwork realised in Switzerland (2019-2020). The psychoanalytic and psychiatric discourses – viewed as a form of...

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#232 Creating a hook family. Ethnographical data from an ongoing fieldwork on contemporary body suspension in Europe

Kinship’s relationships involves an intense cultural labor, where biology is narrated and re-elaborated in order to properly narrate people, their connections and their stories. The present contribution, based on ethnographical data on body suspensions, discusses how the concept of family...

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