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Claiming Kin - Life Sciences & Society Symposium

  • Mar 15, 2013 · 12:00 PM

Kinship is disputed territory, investigated by anthropology, cultural studies, evolutionary biology, family studies, genetics, law, medicine, psychology, sociology, and women’s and gender studies. Kinship classifications change across cultures and over time. As measures of legitimacy and arbiters of social standing, such categories have significant consequences. In the contemporary world, kinship is in flux as a result of such developments as reproductive technologies, blended families, same-sex marriage rights, and shifting gender roles. Our kin is not limited to humans, however. We belong to a vast evolutionary family tree, the history of which may influence the ways we interact with kin and organize kinship itself. The 2013 MU Life Sciences & Society Symposium, Claiming Kin, will explore the evolution of kin groups and evolving notions of kinship.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this to be held on the MU Campus? What is a Snark Master General, Carla?

    March 5, 2013

    • Carla B.

      Yes - the full-day stuff is likely in the Life Sciences (Ag) building. Not sure where the keynote is going to be held. And you understand the Snark Master General title about 5 min after meeting me.

      March 7, 2013

    • Carla B.

      Looks like they have the schedule up now: http://lssp.missouri....­

      March 7, 2013

  • Rachel D.

    I am really looking forward to this.

    March 4, 2013

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  • Carla B.
    Snark Master General, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

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