All of the serials; however; privilege a biocentric notion of kinship and a tight relation between biological kinship and identity; taking for granted that knowing oneâ€™s biological kin automatically leads to a better understanding of oneâ€™s personal identity. The paper discusses the possible implications and consequences of this conceptualization of kinship; and it is argued that while the serials reproduce biocentric notions of kinship; they also in practice illustrate how pragmatic kinship is.
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