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International Day of Families

In the 1993, May 15 was declared as International Day of Families by the United Nations to provide awareness of family related issues and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This year’s theme is Families and Urbanization.

In recognition of the day, Berghahn is pleased to highlight family related books and journal articles.


ASPIRATIONS OF YOUNG ADULTS IN URBAN ASIA
Values, Family, and Identity
Edited by Mariske Westendorp, Désirée Remmert and Kenneth Finis

“This collection of essays presents anthropologists’ ethnographic research on young adults’ aspirations primarily in East and Southeast Asia. The editors helpfully contextualize these studies within the broader realm of aspirations research…This work will be of greatest interest to students and scholars of anthropology and aspirations research, and to a secondary audience among those working in Asian studies.” • Choice

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THE CHILDREN OF GREGORIA
Dogme Ethnography of a Mexican Family
Regnar Kristensen and Claudia Adeath Villamil

“This book is remarkable. It is unique in its methodological approach to key themes in current urban anthropology… an outstanding achievement considering the staggering amount of interview transcriptions and the work to turn these ethnographic data into a readable and structured book.”Wil G. Pansters, Utrecht University

Chapter 1. The House in Ruins

RECONCEIVING MUSLIM MEN
Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious Times
Edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Nefissa Naguib

Reconceiving Muslim Men makes a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on Muslim men, an excellent companion volume to the more theoretical discussions of masculinity, which largely focus on Western contexts, and a useful reminder of the need to differentiate between discourse and practice in exploring gender issues more broadly.” • JRAI (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute)

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Berghahn Journals

Open Access Articles

ANTHROPOLOGY IN ACTION
The Nuclear/Nuclear Family: Moralities of Intimacy under COVID-19
Petra Tjitske Kalshoven (Vol. 28, Issue 2)

ASPASIA
For the Father of a Newborn: Soviet Obstetrics and the Mobilization of Men as Medical Allies
Amy E. Randall (Vol. 15)

FOCAAL
From breadwinner to bedridden: Vulnerable tales of a labor migrant household in Italy
Sara Bonfanti (Vol. 2022, Issue 92)

SOCIAL ANALYSIS
The American Eugenics Record Office: Technologies for Terminating ‘Degenerate’ Family Lines and Purifying the Nation
Susan McKinnon (Vol. 65, Issue 4)

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGIE SOCIALE
‘Are you paying for somebody else’s?’ The value of secrecy in the uses of DNA paternity tests in the USA
Mélanie Gourarier (Vol. 29, Issue 2)

Berghahn Journals is offering free access to the following relevant articles until May 22, 2022.

HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS
Natural Children, Country Wives, and Country Girls in Nineteenth-Century India and Northeast Scotland
Eloise Grey (Vol. 47, Issue 1)

ISRAEL STUDIES REVIEW
Special Issue: The Family in Israel (Vol. 28, Issue 2)


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