Books

Universes of Kinship

The Metamorphoses of Kinship

By Maurice Godelier

Translated by Nora Scott. London: Verso. 615pp. + index. US$49.95 / £30.00 (hardcover)

 

Maurice Godelier opens his magisterial tour of the “universe of kinship” with the observation that formal anthropological kinship theory has long been left for dead.  What follows is a dazzling analysis that revisits ethnographic data on marriage, descent, siblinghood, …

Features

Anthro News on Reproductive Technologies and Subjects

I’m a bit behind in posting this one, as it appeared in the February issue, but Anthropology News is featuring two related series of articles one on “Reproductive Technologies” and the other on “Reproductive Subjects.” A nice thing about this feature is that all of the articles are freely available without subscription.

A few highlights:

Kalindi Vora, Indian Transnational Surrogacy