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What is Family Abolition?

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July 11 + 14, 6-8pm ET

Will McKeithen

“Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal,” wrote Marx and Engels in 1884. But ideas about what family abolition might be--which family? why? how?-- have changed radically over the past two centuries. It has been reimagined by utopian socialists, Bolsheviks, Maoists, queers, Black feminists, and present-day communists. This course will introduce you to the theory of family abolition and explore its relevance to contemporary struggle.

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Will McKeithen received their PhD in Geography in 2020 from the University of Washington. They are currently an Assistant Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington at Tacoma. Their work examines the intersections of biopower, the carceral state, and kinship. They live and work on occupied Lenape lands. You can find their work at