Radical Kinship: Care, identity & reproduction

New Suns: A Feminist Literary Festival

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A panel discussion exploring current debates in reproductive justice and bodily autonomy. 

Who benefits from advances in technology? When it comes to reproductive labour in society, such as caregiving and domestic work, technological ‘progress’ is often unevenly distributed along lines of class, race and geography. How might a feminist politics of care revisit the question of how technology can liberate all people – sexually, socially, economically and politically? What new technologically-assisted configurations of relationships and kinship can we envision to help achieve this? 

Alongside chair Reni Eddo-Lodge, Merve Emre, Sophie Lewis and Nat Raha explore the impact of technology on contemporary understandings of ‘belonging’ and identity. They will navigate the many global struggles for bodily autonomy including reproductive justice, sex work decriminalisation, trans and migrants rights.

Merve Emre is associate professor of English at Oxford University, editor of Once and Future Feminist (MIT, 2018) and author of What’s Your Type (William Collins, 2018).

Sophie Lewis is the author of Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso, 2019) and writer, translator and feminist geographer.

Nat Raha is a poet, trans/queer activist and the author of of sirens, body & faultlines (Boilerhouse, 2018).

Chaired by Reni Eddo–Lodge, author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

Talk is 75 mins  

Image credit: Catarina Rodrigues 

Unwaged: £11

Students: £11

Over 60s: £11

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