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Reflexiv intimitet och blodsband: En introduktion till senmoderna släktskapskonstruktioner
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
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2002 (Swedish)In: Suomen Antropologi, ISSN 0355-3930, Vol. 27, no 4, 38-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Kin relationships do not exist independently of people's interpretative practices. The routinization of divorce and remarriage, new reproductive technologies, and the genesis of gay families has made kin relationships increasingly diverse and flexible. Based on an examination of recent anthropological and sociological studies of kinship in late modernity, this aryicle analyses the heterogenous patterns of meaning attached to contemporary kinship. In one respect these interpretative practices represents discontinuity. The accumulated adjustments in the meaning of kinship can be seen as part of a reflexive achievement of intimacy, that is, the perforation of kinship by friendship. However, in another respect, the more or less voluntary relations which constitute new forms of kin can, nevertheless, be seen to represent a significant continuity. This continuity is not simply about how kinship - however defined - retains an important role in our lives. Above all, it is about transforming friendship into kinship in order to achieve the security of social relationships traditionally associated with such ties.

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2002. Vol. 27, no 4, 38-50 p.
Keyword [sv]
Släktskap, familj, intimitet, separationer, adoption, antropologi, sociologi
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Sociology Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-773Local ID: 564OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-773DiVA: diva2:25805
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2013-02-11Bibliographically approved

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