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Thinking Allowed - Kinship

Updated Wednesday, 13th June 2012

This week's Thinking Allowed focuses on kinship. In our exclusive article, Dr Dr Megan Doolittle asks what counts as family?

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Antrhopolists Maurice Godelier, Henrietta Young and Adam Kuper visit the Thinking Allowed studios this week to discuss kinship.

To complement the discussion, Dr Megan Doolittle, a senior lecturer at The Open University's Department of Social Policy and Criminology, asks what counts as family, and where does kinship begin and end? She explores in the context of the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century English Poor Law which determined that all families must strive to support themselves.

Thinking Allowed is on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesdays at 4.00pm and repeated on Monday mornings at 12.15am. Full transmission details, and listen again links, can be found on




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