Modernity and the Unmaking of Men (Hardcover)
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.