1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences


ANTH 5529-002: Kinship & Citizenship
Principles of Social Analysis Area Requirement

This seminar examines how kinship and citizenship intersect in contemporary societies. We will use these examples to understand how nation-states construct legal categories through, against, and in relation to family memberships. Particular attention will center on adoption, marriage, divorce, and inheritance cases that offer perspectives on the uses and effects of kinship in citizenship claims. In addition diverse ethnographic monographs and films, we will consider legal writing and research. Requirements include active discussion participation, regular short response papers, and a longer final paper.