I will illustrate examples of genetics, new types of parents, how the family is a public discourse. I then will look at how kinship is viewed in reference to biology and genealogy. If it is defined as being consanguinity, it is flexible and can be expanded to accept new types of kinship.
Marilyn Strathern was perhaps the first to use the discourse associated with the new reproductive technologies to reflect critically on the classical categories of anthropology. She noted early in the 1990s the power of these technologies to challenge received wisdom in the social sciences about an inherent dichotomy between nature and culture, and between biological and social reproduction.
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Reproducing the Future: Essays on Anthropology, Kinship and the New Reproductive Technologies. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press Strathern, Marilyn 1992c.
Anthropological Quarterly 77.4 (2004) 747-770 There is no need to remind my readers that recent studies of kinship in anthropology have turned a number of interesting corners.