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  • A Conversation with Lady Hale about Feminism, Law and Citizenship

    • Authors: Rosemary Hunter; Erika Rackley
      Abstract: This is the video and transcript of a conversation between Erika Rackley and Rosemary Hunter and Lady Hale, which formed one of the plenary sessions at the conference on ‘Feminism, Law and Citizenship’ held in Paris in July 2022. The conference was organised by Rosemary Auchmuty and Alexandrine Guyard-Nedelec.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 10:34:29 -080
  • Marginalisations and Redefinitions of Kinship in Contemporary Cuba

    • Authors: Heidi Härkönen
      Abstract: This article examines the marginalisations and redefinitions taking place in kinship relations and the resources that persons in a precarious social position draw on to cope with exclusions in the context of large-scale social, legal, political, and economic change. In situations of global and local transformation, people may become marginalised in their social relations for various reasons, but in the margins, they can also find resources to alleviate or redefine such experiences. Such processes are complexly shaped by intersectional differences and inequalities of gender, sexuality, race, and age. Drawing on long-term ethnographic research in Cuba, a country that is currently undergoing extensive structural changes, this article focuses on the marginalisations of kinship through the ethnographic story of an elderly woman and her kin encountering unexpected exclusions in their relationships. As Cuba transforms from a socialist, egalitarian society into a new social order increasingly guided by the privileges of money, social relations are redefined in terms of shifts in understandings of marginality. In the margins, we find new arrangements of both discrimination and support, but the political potential of such processes is ambiguous and culturally and historically contingent.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 08:32:30 -080
  • “Thank God, I have a Separate Dwelling”: Restructuring Kinship through
           Grandmaternal Sidelining in the Heterosexual Families of Russian
           Natural-Parenting Mothers

    • Authors: Anna Avdeeva
      Abstract: The way mothers parent, and if and why they choose to do something, is significantly regulated by diverse discursive formations and social institutions, such as the state, medicine, law, rooted attitudes, and societal norms. What lies behind these regulations is the idea of a specific relatedness between mother and child – kinship. In this article, I analyse how natural parenting influences kinship and relatedness in the families of Russian mothers who practise it. Based on my original study, and inspired by Marilyn Strathern’s ideas, I show how natural parenting challenges the conventional Russian form of mothering, which is characterised as extended and socially integrated, and results in a certain nuclearisation of the families of self-identifying ‘natural mothers’. The nuclearisation implies the re-definition of the role of elder kinsfolk as secondary to the child, and pushes them to the margins of the Russian natural mothers’ children’s kinship systems. It is brought about by mothers who distance their own parents and who seek, in this way, to disrupt the flow of what they see as ‘old’ and ‘out-dated’, even harmful knowledge on childcare. However, this requires various significant resources from the mothers performing natural parenting.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 08:28:30 -080
  • (Re)Defining Legal Parenthood and Kinship: The Limits of Legal Change in
           the Finnish Child Custody Act of 2019

    • Authors: Anna Moring
      Abstract: This article examines how Finland took a role as an international predecessor in separating the parent’s right of access from custody, biology and legal parenthood. It addresses the (re)defining of the legal reference fields of kinship, family and parenthood in the process of rewriting the Act on Child Custody and Right of Access in Finland. Through an examination of the discourses of the legislative process, it shows how the Finnish legislation has moved from an emphasis on biological origins towards a more flexible and individualised conception of kinship. The analysis focuses on how the Child Custody Act works to recognise various marginalised positions, while leaving others unattended. Through a close examination of the changes to the Act, the article highlights the simultaneous processes of de-marginalisation of certain structures of kinship, and the marginalisation of others. The article concludes by predicting the direction of future developments in legislation concerning kinship, family and parenthood, based on prevalent trends of legal development, and the limits of what can presently be recognised by the law, and why.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 08:25:19 -080
  • Babushkas between Lesbian-Headed Families and the Russian State: Making an
           Intelligible Model of Extended Mothering

    • Authors: Alisa Zhabenko
      Abstract: This article focuses on a significant kinship character, babushka, the grandmother, in Russian lesbian-headed families. Based on an original empirical multi-method study, the research analyses the building of relationships with grandmothers in lesbian families in contemporary Russia. As the core element of Russian kinship – marriage – is missing from this kinship scene, blood relations between the biological mother, the maternal grandmother, and the child seem to become a central, although a highly complex element, in building supportive relationships in lesbian-headed families. Grandmothers from the non-biological mother’s side remain less visible in everyday negotiations and decision-making than biological grandmothers. The argument here states that blood relatedness becomes meaningful in situations where the grandmother’s role in lesbian-headed families is recognised and challenged in the officially anti-lesbian state context. Extended support mutually provided by grandmothers and their lesbian daughters creates an intelligible model of female-maintained family in current Russia, even when the legal landscape (i.e., the enforcement of the ‘anti-gay’ legislation in 2013) is not in the favour of such families. Consequently, babushkas become a “shield” between the state and the lesbian families as they provide a socially and culturally legit “traditional family” surface, required for survival in the state which promotes women’s reproduction as a core value in the society.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 08:23:55 -080
  • Introduction to the Special Section

    • Authors: Heidi Härkönen
      Abstract: Introduces the Special Section on Reimagining the Margins of Kinship, explaining its origins, the questions it addresses, and the four papers that make up the Section.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 08:17:11 -080
  • Managing a Professional Identity as Abortion Care Providers in a Time of

    • Authors: Hannah Pereira
      Abstract: No abstract
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 07:49:31 -070
  • Roe v. Wade: The Religious Response

    • Authors: Kellie Turtle; Fiona Bloomer
      Abstract: No abstract
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 08:20:08 -070
  • Foetal Protection Laws: paving the way for the criminalisation of abortion

    • Authors: Emma Milne
      Abstract: No abstract
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:47:59 -070
  • Limiting the Impact of Dobbs: The Potential for International Solidarity

    • Authors: Martha Davis
      Abstract: No abstract
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:28:34 -070
  • Right to Life Means No Right to Death with Dignity

    • Authors: Pamela White
      Abstract: No abstract
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:22:45 -070
  • How can feminists respond to the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's
           Health Organization'

    • Authors: Flora Renz; Marian Duggan
      Abstract: No abstract
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:14:34 -070
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