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Given Names and Lived Closeness

Kinship Measurement in the South Sudanese Citizenship Office

Ferenc Dávid Markó

belonging using different kinship measurements to assess closeness (see Thelen and Lammer, this issue). These included assessing witnesses’ admissibility on the basis of their legitimated knowledge about different ethnic kinship patterns (naming systems and

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Kin Enough

Measuring Closeness for Insurance Payouts in Italy

Irene Moretti

his parents were close enough even though they do not match the idea of kinship as a nuclear family that INAIL uses to measure kinship closeness. These differences in who counts as kin raise several questions. How are kinship measurements negotiated

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Measuring Kinship, Negotiating Belonging

Tatjana Thelen and Christof Lammer

political anthropology have also pointed to kinship measurements in court proceedings and police raids, which rely on various procedures such as interviews and legal documentation, as well as DNA sampling ( D'Aoust 2018 ; Friedman 2010 ; Heinemann and

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Liviu Chelcea

had received in rent to the state. One may notice that reclaiming the property activated three successive kinship measurements, none of which turned out to be legally sound: (1) the invalid 1963 will, (2) recording the nephew as ‘natural’ kin of the

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Fatherless Children and Listening Spirits

Measuring Kinship in Ritual in Northern Laos

Rosalie Stolz

difficult challenge and is inherently fragile. For the same reason, there is a heightened awareness and anxiety about the success of the ritual in general, and the specific kinship measurements used in particular. Analyzing how participants in rituals

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Katharina Schramm

evolves from a long-standing research interest in race and the sciences of human origins in South Africa, I seek to unpack the archival logic underlying these claims through a focus on kinship measurements and the various indicators of similarity and

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Relative Risk

Measuring Kinship for Future Health in US Genetic Counseling

Anna Jabloner

assessment and show how, in the process of evaluating risk and deciding on courses of (in)action, counselors translate between or mitigate the resulting kinship measurements. Grounded in these negotiations, access to resources is also often adjudicated. To