Presentations

Redefining Kinship: A Theoretical Critique of Ego-centered Kinship Studies , at Harvard Yenching Institute, Friday, November 18, 2016

 

My research will present a theoretical critique of Ego-centered kinship studies and reject the dichotomy of typical and fictive kinship while demonstrating that all kinship relations are socially rather than biologically constructed. Following the controversial work of David Murray Schneider (1918-1995), who deconstructed the concept of kinship and rejected both biologically-based “real” kindship and socially-based “fictive,” a new wave of scholarship emerged in defense of the fictive kinship studies. These studies...

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Conference/Workshop/Symposia Presentation from 2010-2016

 

2016     "Fictive Kinship as a Technique of Governance in Contemporary Vietnam: Hung Kings and the Global Economy," Panel 44: Harnessing Foundational Myths: Hùng Kings in Three Vietnams, 1965-2015 – Sponsored by the Vietnam Studies Group, AAS Annual Conference 2016, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A, March 31 – April 3, 2016, 2016.

2015     “Fictive kinship as a Technique of Governance: Hùng King’s legend and neoliberal capitalism in Contemporary Vietnam”, American Anthropological Association 114th AAA Annual Meeting, Denver,...

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