Queer kinship in South Africa: where to next?

SOURCE: Queer kinship: South African perspectives on the sexual politics of family-making and belonging
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy, I.Lynch, T.Morison
SOURCE EDITOR(S): T.Morison, I.Lynch, V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: FAMILIES, FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX(LGBTI)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11188
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15122

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Abstract

Kinship is a set of practices that institutes relationships of various kinds which negotiate the reproduction of life and the demands of death. These practices, she goes on to explain, address fundamental forms of human dependency, which may include birth, child-rearing, relations of emotional dependency and support, generational ties, illness, dying, and death (to name a few). But what exactly makes kinship queer?