|12 Nov 2010||All day||King's College, Keynes Hall|
Robbie Duschinsky (Sociology, University of Cambridge)
Foucault writes of how the internal power-dynamics of the family interact with the social politics of society as a whole. On the one hand, social politics impact family structure and dynamics in many ways, including legal judgements, medical interventions, and social work. On the other hand, members of families call on discourses and institutions from society at large in order to manage or change the operation of the family. The conference will begin by examining the theme of the family in Foucault’s life and texts; it will then use his ideas to explore the politics of the family more generally in the contemporary world.
Accommodation for non-paper giving participants
Conference participants can find information about accommodation in Cambridge at the following URLs:
NB. CRASSH is not able to help with the booking of accommodation.
The Trevelyan Fund
This event is part of the CRASSH Conference Support Programme; it is also part of the Centre for Gender Studies Public Event Series, kindly supported by Cambridge University Press.
The conveners are also grateful to the Trevelyan Fund of the Faculty of History, the French Embassy and the BSA Theory Study Group for their sponsorship.
Administrative assistance: Helga Brandt (Conference Programme Manager, CRASSH)