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Towards La Familia Diversa: Resignifying the Family in Ecuador

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“Towards La Familia Diversa: Resignifying the Family in Ecuador” examines the reconceptualization of key elements of political, economic, and social life in the 2008 Ecuadorian Constitution. In particular, the paper focuses on the linked struggles to rethink the nation as a “plurination,” and to expand the definition of the family from one based on blood or marital kinship to one that includes familias diversas or familias alternativas (diverse families or alternative families). The paper analyzes the development of these concepts in contemporary Ecuadorian politics, as well as ways that their implementation has been limited, compromised, and forestalled.

About the Lecturer: Cricket Keating is an Associate Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. She is the author of Decolonizing Democracy: The Social Contract in Transition in India. Her articles have been published in Signs, Political Theory, International Journal of Feminist Politics, Hypatia, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and New Political Science as well as in several edited volumes. She is also a co-director of la Escuela Popular Norteña, a popular education collective based in New Mexico.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

12-10-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

12-10-2016 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Ecuador, Familias alternativas

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English

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Oct 12th, 12:00 PM Oct 12th, 1:20 PM

Towards La Familia Diversa: Resignifying the Family in Ecuador

Fairhaven College Auditorium

“Towards La Familia Diversa: Resignifying the Family in Ecuador” examines the reconceptualization of key elements of political, economic, and social life in the 2008 Ecuadorian Constitution. In particular, the paper focuses on the linked struggles to rethink the nation as a “plurination,” and to expand the definition of the family from one based on blood or marital kinship to one that includes familias diversas or familias alternativas (diverse families or alternative families). The paper analyzes the development of these concepts in contemporary Ecuadorian politics, as well as ways that their implementation has been limited, compromised, and forestalled.

About the Lecturer: Cricket Keating is an Associate Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. She is the author of Decolonizing Democracy: The Social Contract in Transition in India. Her articles have been published in Signs, Political Theory, International Journal of Feminist Politics, Hypatia, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and New Political Science as well as in several edited volumes. She is also a co-director of la Escuela Popular Norteña, a popular education collective based in New Mexico.