8 – 11 June 2015, Zalesie, Masuria
During the conference we want to concentrate on different understandings of queer kinships/relationships, and present more insights into the dynamics of non-normative kinship configurations in various geo-temporal contexts. Consequently, we seek to address such questions as the following:
- How do non-heterosexual people define their relationships? What concepts are used to think through, understand, and describe non-normative kinship practices?
- How are “queer families” socially framed and understood in various localities with different political significance of ”traditional family” ?
- Does ”queer kinship/family” have the potential to become a (new) reference point for the LGBTQ activism, in the place or in conjunction with ”marriage equality” or ”rights politics”?
- How do specific local contexts influence the debates on sexual politics in diverse locations?