Syllabus for Family, Kinship and Reproduction

Familj, släktskap och reproduktion

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5GN046
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Gender Research A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2021-08-31
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
  • Responsible department: Centre for Gender Research

Decisions and guidelines

The Centre for Gender Research is responsible for this course.

Learning outcomes

Following successful completion of the course students will be able to:

- Identify different ways that family, kinship and reproduction are conceptualised and represented.
- Discuss these different conceptualisations and representations in relation to relevant theories and approaches.
- Develop theoretically informed arguments in relation to issues of family, kinship and reproduction in relation to specific topics.
- Situate debates in relation to issues of power, inequality and global contexts.
- Actively participate in seminar discussions and present written and oral arguments in the independent and critical manner expected at the advanced level.

Content

Few questions raise more heated debate than those pertaining to family, kinship and reproduction, and indeed, few areas demonstrate more clearly the interconnectedness of the private and the public. The material addressed in this course attends to issues such as reproductive technologies (ARTs) and rights, friendship and intimacy, parenthood, queer families, violence, and practical and conceptual borders between kin and non-kin. The theoretical basis for the course is in interdisciplinary gender studies, and the course offers critical perspectives on family, kinship and reproduction. Students are encouraged to identify different conceptualizations and theoretical traditions in relation to family, kinship and reproduction and then to interrogate these debates in relation to power, inequality and global contexts.

Instruction

The course is delivered through a series of mandatory lectures and/or seminars.

Assessment

All seminars are part of the examination and include written and oral assignments. In addition students are expected to complete a written paper based on the theme of the course. All essays will undergo a plagiarism check.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Acosta, Katie L. "Queering Family Scholarship: Theorizing from the Borderlands"

    Part of:

    Journal of family theory & review [Elektronisk resurs]

    2009-

    vol. 10 (2018)

    p. 406-418.

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  • Benjamin, Ruha "Black Afterlives Matter: Cultivating kinfulness as reproductive justice"

    Part of:

    Clarke, Adele E.; Haraway, Donna Making kin not population

    Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, [2018]

    p. 41-66.

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    Mandatory

  • Bissenbakker, Mons; Myong, Lene "Governing Belonging Through Attachment: Marriage Migration and Transnational Adoption in Denmark"

    Part of:

    Ethnic and racial studies.

    vol. 45 (2022) nr. 1

    p. 133-152.

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    Mandatory

  • Björklund, Jenny "Killing Family Joy: Mothers on the Run in Twenty-First Century Swedish Literature"

    Part of:

    Women's studies [Elektronisk resurs] : an interdisciplinary journal

    2002-

    vol. 47 (2018) nr. 8

    p. 806-828.

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  • Butler, Judith "Is kinship always already heterosexual?"

    Part of:

    Differences : a journal of feminist cultural studies

    Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989-

    vol. 13 (2002) nr. 1

    p. 14-44.

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    Mandatory

  • Béres-Deák, Rita "The family in (post)socialist Hungary"

    Part of:

    Béres-Deák, Queer Families in Hungary [Elektronisk resurs]

    Springer International Publishing, 2020

    p. 55-93.

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    Mandatory

  • Carby, Hazel V. "White women listen!: Black feminism and the boundaries of sisterhood"

    Part of:

    Mirza, Heidi Safia Black British feminism : a reader

    London: Routledge, 1997

    18 p.

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  • Colen, Shellee "Like a mother to them: Stratified reproduction and west indian childcare workers and employers in New york"

    Part of:

    Ginsburg, Faye D.; Rapp, Rayna Conceiving the new world order : the global politics of reproduction

    Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995

    p. 78-102.

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    Mandatory

  • Connell, Raewyn; Pearse, Rebecca Gender : in world perspective

    3. ed.: Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015

    chap. 1.

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  • Delchamps, Vivian "Rattlesnake Kinship: Indigeneity, Disability, Animality"

    Part of:

    Disability Studies Quarterly [Elektronisk resurs]

    2000-

    vol. 41 (2022) nr. 4

    13 p.

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    Mandatory

  • Doonan, Christina "There's no formula for a good mother: shame and estranged maternal labour"

    Part of:

    Feminist theory.

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    Mandatory

  • Duffy, Mignon "Doing the dirty work: gender, race and reproductive labor in historical perspective"

    Part of:

    Gender & society [Elektronisk resurs] : published in association with Sociologists for Women in Society

    1999-

    vol. 21 (2007) nr. 3

    p. 313-336.

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    Mandatory

  • Franklin, Sarah "Analogic Return: The Reproductive Life of Conceptuality"

    Part of:

    Theory, culture & society.

    London: Sage Publications, 1982-

    vol. 31 (2014) nr. 2-3

    p. 243-262.

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  • Franklin, Sarah "Postmodern Procreation"

    Part of:

    Ginsburg, Faye D.; Rapp, Rayna Conceiving the new world order : the global politics of reproduction

    Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995

    23 p.

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    Mandatory

  • Franklin, Sarah "Sexism as a Means of Reproduction: Some Reflections od the Politics af Academic Practice"

    Part of:

    New formations [Elektronisk resurs]

    London: Methuen, 1987-

    vol. 86 (2015)

    p. 14-33.

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  • Freeman, Elizabeth "Queer belongings: Kinship theory and queer theory."

    Part of:

    Haggerty, George E.; McGarry, Molly A companion to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies

    Oxford: Blackwell, 2007

    p. 295-314.

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    Mandatory

  • Haraway, Donna "The Virtual Speculum in the New World Order"

    Part of:

    Feminist review.

    vol. 55 (1997)

    p. 22.72.

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  • Haraway, Donna Jeanne The promises of monsters : a regenerative politics for inappropriate/d others

    Part of:

    Grossberg, Lawrence; Nelson, Cary; Treichler, Paula A. Cultural studies

    New York: Routledge, 1992

    p. 295-337.

    S. 295-338

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    Mandatory

  • Harrison, Laura "I am the Baby's Real Mother: Reproductive Tourism, Race, and the Transnational Construction of Kinship"

    Part of:

    Women's studies international forum. [Elektronisk resurs] : a multidisciplinary journal ...

    Oxford: Pergamon P., 1982-

    vol. 47 (2014)

    s. 145-156.

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    Mandatory

  • Hill Collins, Patricia "It's all in the family: Intersections of gender, race, nation"

    Part of:

    Hypatia

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press,

    vol. 13 (1998) nr. 2

    p. 62-82.

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    Mandatory

  • Hübinette, Tobias; Arvanitakis, James "Transracial Adoption, White Cosmopolitanism and the Fantasy of the Global Family"

    Part of:

    Third text [Elektronisk resurs]

    [London]: Kala Press, c1987-

    vol. 26 (2012) nr. 6

    p. 691-703.

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    Mandatory

  • Israeli-Nevo, Atalia "May Her Memory be a Revolution"

    Part of:

    Lambda nordica [Elektronisk resurs] : populärvetenskaplig tidskrift om homosexualitet

    Huddinge: Föreningen Lambda nordica, 2012-

    vol. 24 (2019) nr. 2-3

    p. 173-190.

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    Mandatory

  • Malmquist, Anna "Women in Lesbian Relations: Construing Equal or Unequal Parental Roles?

    Part of:

    Psychology of women quarterly [Elektronisk resurs]

    Oxford: Blackwell, 2001-

    vol. 39 (2015) nr. 2

    p. 256-267.

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  • McClintock, Anne "Family Feuds: Gender, Natoíonalism and the Family"

    Part of:

    Feminist review.

    vol. 44 (1993)

    p. 61-80.

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    Mandatory

  • Mohr, Sebastian "Living Kinship Trouble: Danish Sperm Donors' Narratives of Relatedness"

    Part of:

    Medical anthropology [Elektronisk resurs]

    London: Routledge, 2002-

    vol. 34 (2015) nr. 5

    p. 470-337.

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    Mandatory

  • Moraga, Cherríe Loving in the war years : Lo que nunca pasó por sus labios

    Rev. ed: Boston, Mass.: South End, 2000

    p. 90-145.

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  • Nebeling Petersen, Michael "becoming Gay fathers Thorugh Transnational Commercial Surrogacy"

    Part of:

    Journal of family issues [Elektronisk resurs]

    Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 1999-

    vol. 39 (2018) nr. 3

    s. 693-719.

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    Mandatory

  • Nilsson, Elina "Precarious Pregnacies and Precious Products: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in Thailand"

    Part of:

    Griffin, Gabriele; Leibetseder, Doris Bodily interventions and intimate labour : understanding bioprecarity

    Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020

    p. 113-130.

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    Mandatory

  • Oksala, Johanna "Feminism against biocapitalism: gestional surrogacy and the limits of the labor paradigm"

    Part of:

    Signs : journal of women in culture and society

    Chicago, Ill.: Chicago U. P., 1975-

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    Mandatory

  • Pande, Amrita "Commercial Surrogacy in India: manufacturing the Perfect Mother-Worker"

    Part of:

    Signs : journal of women in culture and society

    Chicago, Ill.: Chicago U. P., 1975-

    vol. 35 (2010) nr. 4

    p. 969-991.

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    Mandatory

  • Park, Shelley M. "Adoptive Maternal Bodies: A Queer Paradigm for Rethinking Mothering?"

    Part of:

    Hypatia

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press,

    vol. 21 (2006) nr. 1

    p. 201-226.

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    Mandatory

  • Payne, Jenny Gunnarsson "Grammars of Kinship: Biological Motherhood and Assisted Reproduction in the Age of Epigenetics"

    Part of:

    Signs : journal of women in culture and society

    Chicago, Ill.: Chicago U. P., 1975-

    vol. 41 (2016) nr. 3

    p. 483-506.

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  • Rodríguez, Juana María "Who's Your Daddy? Queer Kinship and Perverse Domesticity"

    Part of:

    Rodriguez, Juana Maria Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings

    New York: New York University Press, [2014]

    p. 29-67.

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    Mandatory

  • Ross, Loretta J. Reproductive justice as intersectional feminist activism

    Part of:

    Souls [Elektronisk resurs] : a critical journal of Black politics, culture, and society.

    Boulder, CO: Westview Press, c1999-

    vol. 19 (2017) nr. 3

    p. 286-314.

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  • Rubin, Gayle "The traffic in women. Notes on the 'political economy' of sex"

    Part of:

    Hansen, Karen V.; Philipson, Ilene J. Women, class, and the feminist imagination : a socialist-feminist reader

    Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press, 1990

    p. 74-113.

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    Mandatory

  • Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew "The Environmental politics of reproductive choices in the age of climate change"

    Part of:

    Environmental politics.

    vol. 31 (2021) nr. 1

    p. 152-172.

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    Mandatory

  • Siddiqui, Sophia "Racing the nation: towards a theory of reproductive racism"

    Part of:

    Race & class

    London: Institute of Race Relations, 1974-

    vol. 63 (2021) nr. 2

    p. 3-20.

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    Mandatory

  • Spillers, Hortense "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: An American Grammar Book"

    Part of:

    Diacritics : a review of contemporary criticism

    Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University, Dept. of Romance Studies, 1971-

    vol. 17 (1987) nr. 2

    p. 64-81.

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    Mandatory

  • Stack, Carol B. "Kinscripts"

    Part of:

    Journal of comparative family studies [Elektronisk resurs]

    1970-

    vol. 24 (1993) nr. 2

    p. 157-170.

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    Mandatory

  • Strathern, Marilyn Reproducing the future : essays on anthropology, kinship and the new reproductive technologies

    Manchester: Manchester Univ. Press, cop. 1992

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  • Sturgeon, Noel "Penguin Family Values: The Nature of Planetary Environmental Reproductive Justice"

    Part of:

    Sandilands, Catriona; Erickson, Bruce Queer ecologies : sex, nature, politics, desire

    Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, [2010]

    p. 102-132.

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    Mandatory

  • Tallbear, Kim "Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sex and Family"

    Part of:

    Clarke, Adele E.; Haraway, Donna Making kin not population

    Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, [2018]

    p. 145-166.

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    Mandatory

  • Tober, Diane; Kroløkke, Charlotte "Emotion, Embodiment, and Reproductive Colonialism in the Global Human Egg Trade"

    Part of:

    Gender, work and organization [Elektronisk resurs]

    Oxford: Blackwell, 1997-

    vol. 28 (2021) nr. 5

    s. 1766-1786.

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    Mandatory

  • Weaver, Harlan "Pit Bull Promises: Inhuman Intimacies and Queer Kinships in an Animal Shelter"

    Part of:

    GLQ : a journal of lesbian and gay studies

    vol. 21 (2015) nr. 2-3

    p. 343-363.

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    Mandatory

  • Weindling, Paul "International Eugenics: Swedish Sterilization in Context"

    Part of:

    Scandinavian journal of history

    vol. 24 (1999) nr. 2

    p. 179-197.

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    Mandatory

  • Weissman, Anna L. "Repronormativity and the Reproduction of the Nation-State"

    Part of:

    Journal of GLBT family studies [Elektronisk resurs]

    Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Inc., c2005-

    vol. 13 (2017) nr. 3

    p. 277-305.

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    Mandatory

  • Ziv, Amalia "Queering Lesbian Fatherhood"

    Part of:

    Wahlström Henriksson, Helena; Goedecke, Klara Close relations : family, kinship, and beyond

    Singapore: Springer, 2021

    p. 21-36.

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