This panel explores how the anthropological legacy of kinship studies can help us understand emerging forms of, and claims to, global belonging, as in world heritages, ethnic & religious primordialisms, elective affiliations, transient communities, international relations and diplomacy.
This panel explores how the anthropological legacy of kinship studies can help us understand emerging forms of, and claims to, global belonging. On the one hand, we would like to bring together anthropologists working on practices of legal, spiritual or economic filiation and transmission, for instance in the contexts of cultural heritage, ethnic roots tourism, cultural content copyright and property, the renaissance of religious primordialisms, globally mapped categorical relations of love and care, the localization of transient communities, or international relations and diplomacy. On the other hand, we also encourage works that explore specific kinship notions (e.g. house, joking relations, brotherhood, etc.) or systems as means and metaphors to make sense of specific contemporary relationships between persons, communities or nations.