Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

14.-15. Januar: International Workshop: Media, Technology and Family: Changing Concepts and Practices of Relatedness in India

  • Wann 14.01.2016 16:00 bis 15.01.2016 18:30
  • Wo IAAW, Raum 507
  • Teilnehmer RAVINDER KAUR (Keynote Lecture) (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi) SIRPA TENHUNEN (Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä) SHILPA PHADKE (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai) FRITZI-MARIE TITZMANN (Institute of Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig) MARY E. JOHN (Center for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi) NADJA-CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER (Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University Berlin) IRA SARMA (Institute of Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig) ANNIKA MAYER (Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context, University of Heidelberg) ROBERTA MANDOKI (Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context, University of Heidelberg)
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Zweitägiger Workshop

Veranstalterin: Nadja-Christina Schneider

Do, 14.-Fr, 15. Januar 2016

Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



Due to a multitude of social and technological developments over the last four decades or so, the concepts and structures of family as well as the practices of relatedness are currently subject to profound transformation processes. What are, for instance, the repercussions of new assisted reproductive technologies on the structures and concepts of family and gender relations? How do digital media practices interact with the changing notion of family as something which is not a given, but rather something you 'do', especially in the context of labour migration and geographically dispersed families? And what exactly changes when the 'doing' of family and relatedness involves 'new' instead of 'old' communication media - i.e. Skype and Facebook instead of letters, home videos or the landline? These are just three questions which may serve to illustrate the complex interlocking of communication media and new technologies with the disaggregation of sexuality and reproduction on the one hand, and with the increasing dissociation of work/place and family on the other. The workshop is thus interested in the intersections of Gender and Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies as well as Indian (and South Asian) Family Studies and shall serve as a platform for discussion on this emerging research area.


Die Teilnahme am Workshop ist kostenlos, es wird jedoch um Anmeldung gebeten. Bitte bis 07. Januar 2016 per Email an Nadja-Christina Schneider (nadja-christina.schneider[at]


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