Modernity and the Unmaking of Men (Hardcover)

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Responding to the renewed emphasis on the significance of village studies, this book focuses on aging bachelorhood as a site of intolerable angst when faced with rural depopulation and social precarity. Based on ongoing ethnographic fieldwork in contemporary Macedonian society, the book explores the intersections between modernity, kinship and gender. It argues that as a critical consequence of demographic rupture, changing values and societal shifts, aging bachelorhood illuminates and challenges conceptualizations of performativity and social presence.

About the Author

Violeta Schubert is a Lecturer in Anthropology and Development Studies at the School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789208627
ISBN-10: 1789208629
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2020
Pages: 230
Language: English
Series: New Anthropologies of Europe