Annotations: Akesson, Lisa. 2011. Remittances and Relationships

Akesson, Lisa. 2011. Remittances and Relationships: Exchange in Cape Verdean Transnational Families. Ethnos. 76(3): 326-347 The economic perspective on remittances “obscures the inherently social and relational character of remittance transactions” (328). Akesson argues that the transfer of funds through remittances is inextricably related to social relationships and to people's notions of their obligations to one … Continue reading Annotations: Akesson, Lisa. 2011. Remittances and Relationships

Annotation: Basch, Linda, Nina Glick-Schiller, Christina Szanton. 1994. Nations Unbound

Basch, Linda, Nina Glick-Schiller, Christina Szanton. 1994. Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Predicaments, and Deterritorialized Nation States. Langhorne, PA: Gordon and Breach. Glick Schiller et al. argue that the old term “immigrant” (Handlin 1973) evokes images of “permanent rupture” and “abandonment of old patterns of life” (3-4). They thus suggest to use the term “transmigrant” … Continue reading Annotation: Basch, Linda, Nina Glick-Schiller, Christina Szanton. 1994. Nations Unbound

Annotation: Vance, Carol S. 1982. Pleasure and Danger: Toward a Politics of Sexuality

Vance, Carol S. 1982. Pleasure and Danger: Toward a Politics of Sexuality. In Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality. Carole S. Vance, ed. Pp.1-27. Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Carol S. Vance uses an example the development of discourse in the feminist movement from the 19th century until the present – which has seen the … Continue reading Annotation: Vance, Carol S. 1982. Pleasure and Danger: Toward a Politics of Sexuality

Annotation: Padilla, Mark, Jennifer S. Hirsch, et al. 2008. Love and Globalization

Padilla, Mark, Jennifer S. Hirsch, et al. 2008. Love and Globalization: Transformations of Intimacy in the Contemporary World. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press. According to the introduction to Love and Globalization (2007:ix), “love is a highly productive tool for social analysis, revealing some of the most basic ways that human societies organize social life, meaning, … Continue reading Annotation: Padilla, Mark, Jennifer S. Hirsch, et al. 2008. Love and Globalization

Annotation: Kondo, Dorinne K. 1990. Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace

Kondo, Dorinne K. 1990. Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. As Kondo writes, “What and how I write is no mere academic exercise; for me it matters, and matters deeply” (302). Using a first-person account, what she refers to as “inevitable locatedness” (303), Kondo … Continue reading Annotation: Kondo, Dorinne K. 1990. Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace

Annotation: Allison, Anne. 1994. Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club

Allison, Anne. 1994. Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Using Lacanian and Marxist theory, and ethnographic methods like her four-month employment at a Tokyo hostess club, Allison challenges the pervasive study of Japanese male behaviour according to the essentialist and functionalist nihonjinron framework, and … Continue reading Annotation: Allison, Anne. 1994. Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club

Annotation: Tsing, Anna. & Yanagisako, Sylvia. 1983. Feminism and Kinship Theory

Tsing, Anna. & Yanagisako, Sylvia. 1983. Feminism and Kinship Theory. Current Anthropology 24(4):551-516 The article summarizes the proceedings of a 1982 conference on feminism and kinship theory that focused on three analytical strategies: 1) attention to the symbolic identity of gender; 2) investigation of gender in the context of power and inequality, and; 3) investigation … Continue reading Annotation: Tsing, Anna. & Yanagisako, Sylvia. 1983. Feminism and Kinship Theory

Annotation: Rytter, Mikkel. 2012. Semi-legal Family Life: Pakistani Couples in the Borderlands of Denmark and Sweden

Rytter, Mikkel. 2012. Semi-legal Family Life: Pakistani Couples in the Borderlands of Denmark and Sweden. Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, 12(1): 91-108. Rytter writes about strategies for family reunification implemented in the border regions of Denmark/Sweden present a picture of nation-states that heavily regulate immigration by imposing an immigration regime that places importance … Continue reading Annotation: Rytter, Mikkel. 2012. Semi-legal Family Life: Pakistani Couples in the Borderlands of Denmark and Sweden

Annotation: Barth, Frederik. 1966. Models of Social Organization.

Barth, Frederik. 1966. Models of Social Organization. Glasgow: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Barth critiques anthropology's focus on the static concept of status, and instead suggests the "need to understand the nature of the interconnection between the statuses," and to look into the "transactional nature of interpersonal relations" (3). Drawing form the … Continue reading Annotation: Barth, Frederik. 1966. Models of Social Organization.

Annotation: Bourdieu, Pierre. 1977. Outline of A Theory of Practice

Bourdieu, Pierre. 1977. Outline of A Theory of Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Drawing from his field research in the Kabyle society, Bourdieu's theory of practice presents habitus as a core concept, the system of dispositions that operates within a field.As structured structures, and as “systems of durable, transposable dispositions” (72), the habitus is framed, … Continue reading Annotation: Bourdieu, Pierre. 1977. Outline of A Theory of Practice