Morgan Centre seminar: #WeAreFamilyToo - Globordered Families Struggles against Covid-Regulation (Daphna Hacker)
|Dates:||19 October 2022|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students|
In my latest book, I explored the many ways families are affected by the interrelations between globalization and borders, and the key role of the law in shaping these globordered families’ creation, practices, and breakdown. The Covid-19 crisis provides a fascinating opportunity to revisit these families. In my talk, I will present findings from my current study (funded by the ISF), on struggles of different types of globordered families against Covid-regulation – binational couples; families created by transnational surrogacy; multi-generational families separated by a national border; and, families assisted by a migrant worker for the care of an elder parent and the migrants’ left behind families. These case studies highlight how common and important, yet legally vulnerable, globordered families are, and how resilient and legally creative many of these families members are. Furthermore, their struggles during the pandemic, provide valuable lessons regarding the way the law should be shaped so to allow globordered familiality to thrive. I would argue that at the heart of the dramatic legal change needed, should be a new broader understanding of “the family”, and a new spatial and temporal understating of “the right to family life”.
Daphna Hacker is a legal scholar and a sociologist, and is a full professor at the Law Faculty and the Women and Gender Studies Program, Tel Aviv University. Her socio-legal research focus on the intersection of law, families and gender and provide empirical as well as normative insights in relation to post-divorce parental arrangements, inheritance conflicts, filial piety towards elder parents, and transnational families. Prof. Hacker has published numerous articles in leading legal and socio-legal journals and is the author of three books. Her latest, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017, is titled "Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization", and wan the best book award by the Law & Society Association. Prof. Hacker was recently elected to serve as a member of The International Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for the term 2023-2026.
Organisation: Tel Aviv University
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Hanson Room (ground floor)
Humanities Bridgeford Street