Abstract no. 295

WWI had a significant impact on European citizens, including social, economic and political changes. In 1918 Poland regained its independence after 123 years of partitions. After the liberation, the citizens struggled with poverty, unemployment and post-war...

Abstract no. 198

The concept of ‘marriage’ has changed over the years. In the neoliberal India where ‘marriage’ is considered sacred, the ideological notions of what constitutes a marriage and a family have not changed much even when the compositions might have changed. The gendered...

Abstract no. 181

Being a ‘structuralist partisan’ or not, every anthropologist interested in kinship must admit marriage is a central aspect of their subject. However, a consensual definition of what is to be taken as a ‘marriage’ has always been far to be achieved. Although not...

Abstract no. 51

Matrilineal descent and the societies that have it have long been seen as being more in need of explanation than patrilineal descent, which tends to be treated as humanity’s default in descent terms. There is a long history of theories of matrilineal exceptionalism in...