Intimate Uncertainties

Ethnographic Explorations of Moral Economies across Europe

in Anthropological Journal of European Cultures
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  • 1 University of Bern sabine.strasser@anthro.unibe.ch
  • 2 University of Fribourg luisa.piart@unifr.ch

For this special issue we are bringing together six ethnographic cases of intimate uncertainties that are situated within different regimes of reproduction, healthcare and borders in and beyond Europe. These ethnographic inquiries exemplify unprecedented settings of moral ir/responsibility shaping the intimate on different scales and in various sites of power (agencies, clinics, borderlands). These uncertainties in times of major transitions from old to new moral orders, from industrial to postindustrial, from welfare to austerity spark off a renewed debate on moral economy. The authors of these contributions all focus the theoretical lens of moral economy squarely onto the intimate.

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

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