Visions of Marriage: Politics and Family on Kinmen, 1920-2020 (Asian Anthropologies #15) (Hardcover)

Visions of Marriage: Politics and Family on Kinmen, 1920-2020 (Asian Anthropologies #15) By Hsiao-Chiao Chiu Cover Image

Visions of Marriage: Politics and Family on Kinmen, 1920-2020 (Asian Anthropologies #15) (Hardcover)

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Grounded in multi-generational stories from Kinmen in Taiwan, Visions of Marriage explores the historical entanglements between the pursuit of new personal and national futures. Focusing on the relational and future-making aspects of marriage, the ethnography highlights the intersection of transformations across familial generations and shifting political economies in Taiwan, and more globally. While theories of modernity often treat marriage as an index of social change, without adequate attention to its transformative capacities generated through personal and familial agency, this volume provides comparative insights on family change and demographic shifts in Asia.

Hsiao-Chiao Chiu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at National Center for Geriatrics and Welfare Research, National Health Research Institute, Taiwan. Her publication includes a coedited volume, Marriage in Past, Present, and Future Tense (UCL Press, 2021).
Product Details ISBN: 9781800738881
ISBN-10: 1800738889
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: July 14th, 2023
Pages: 222
Language: English
Series: Asian Anthropologies