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Dr Adom Philogene Heron

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PositionLecturer
Department Anthropology
Email a.heron (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 020 8228 5985
Dr Adom Philogene Heron

Adom's research explores issues of gender, kinship, inter-generationality and the life-course in the Caribbean.

His doctoral project, Fathermen: Predicaments in Fatherhood, Masculinity and the Kinship Lifecourse, charts the complex kinship trajectories of men - as lovers, fathers and grandfathers - in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

It examines the shadow cast by enslavement upon the figure of the father, whilst detailing the complicated routes through which men attempt to transcend this ‘father wound’. It analyses tensions between kinship and masculinity that pattern paternal lives: from romantic frictions, to the vexed dynamics of ‘providing’, the classic politics of paternal performativity, the sympathetic pregnancy symptoms of soon-to-be fathers, and the ambivalences of grandfatherhood.

Adom’s chapter, ‘Becoming Papa’, which won the 2014 Emerys Peters Essay Prize (Manchester), features in the volume Parenthood Between Generations (Berghahn 2016). His essay, ‘Naming the Father and the Mystics of Kinship’, won the 2017 Council on Anthropology and Reproduction Essay Prize (American Anth’ Assoc). Another chapter, ‘Being Said/Seen to Care’, is forthcoming in Discourses in Latin America and The Caribbean (Palgrave 2018)

2017, PhD, Social Anthropology, St Andrews
2012, MRes, Social Anthropology, St Andrews.
2010, BA ,Social Anthropology and Development Studies, Sussex

Publications

Book Section

‘Being Said/Seen to Care: Masculine Silences and Emerging Visibilities of Intimate Fatherhood in Dominica, Lesser Antilles’
Philogene Heron, Adom. 2017. ‘Being Said/Seen to Care: Masculine Silences and Emerging Visibilities of Intimate Fatherhood in Dominica, Lesser Antilles’. In: E Esposito, ed. Discourses from Latin America & the Caribbean: Current Concepts and Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan.

Becoming Papa: Kinship, Senescence and the Ambivalent Inward Journeys of Ageing Men in the Antilles
Philogene Heron, Adom. 2016. Becoming Papa: Kinship, Senescence and the Ambivalent Inward Journeys of Ageing Men in the Antilles. In: Siân Pooley and Kaveri Qureshi, eds. Pooley, S., & Qureshi, K. (Eds.). (2016). Parenthood between generations: Transforming reproductive cultures. 32 New York / Oxford: Berghahn Books.. ISBN 978-1-78533-150-3

Article

Review of Nicole C. Bourbonnais, Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean: Reproductive Politics and Practice on Four Islands, 1930-1970. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017
Philogene Heron, Adom. 2018. Review of Nicole C. Bourbonnais, Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean: Reproductive Politics and Practice on Four Islands, 1930-1970. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 92(3/4), ISSN 1382-2373

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