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The Origins of the Stanley Hoffmann We Knew

Some Comparisons on his Vichy Years with My Family Story

Peter Gourevitch


Stanley Hoffmann’s years in France before, during, and after Vichy marked him both intellectually and psychologically. Many of his great works draw on his reflections on how he saw French people responding to this situation. By coincidence, my family was living in France from 1933 to 1940 as refugees from Nazi Berlin, where they had gone in 1923 as Menshevik refugees from the Bolsheviks. This essay explores Hoffmann’s story as a way of framing my own family history, and it reflects on the way those experiences influence our lives and ideas. Hoffmann went on to great prominence writing on international relations and the politics of France. Under his influence, I went on to help erode the academic boundary between domestic affairs and international relations.

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Relating Muscat to Mombasa

Spatial Tropes in the Kinship Narratives of an Extended Family Network in Oman

Zulfikar Hirji

This study calls for a reintegration of space and relatedness in anthropological theories of social formation. It is based on the examination of spatial tropes in the kinship narratives and discursive practices of an extended Swahili-speaking family network historically located between Oman and coastal East Africa.

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Austrian “Gypsies” in the Italian archives

Historical ethnography on multiple border crossings at the beginning of the twentieth century

Paola Trevisan

physically and symbolically by constantly reinterpreting the traits that distinguish them from others. Very closely tied to immersion is dispersion, 6 which places before the family networks of Sinti and Roma the perennial problem of having to maintain

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Attitude or Age

Girlhood in Renaissance England

Reina Green

(c. 1615–1616) and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (c. 1613), which concentrate on how merchant-class girls can expand the family network. By constructing an infant past for their royal and middle-class female characters, these playwrights engage in a

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Finding a Place to Sit

How Qatari Women Combine Cultural and Kinship Capital in the Home Majlis

Rehenuma Asmi

family majlis , the primary function of which was to support the family network. The women in this gathering had either completed their bachelor’s or were on their way to doing so, but the vast majority would be expected to marry soon after. As seen in

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The Neighbourhood as Home Away from Home?

Potentials and Dilemmas of Homemaking in the Public Among the Somali Swedes in Rinkeby, Stockholm

Aurora Massa and Paolo Boccagni

as remittances or political and co-development initiatives. Alma, for example, in addition to being a member of a relief association, is involved in transnational family networks that connect her not only with Somalia (by sending money back to

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

's desire to marry political prisoners as rooted in how family networks and the insurgency merge and create certain moral obligations that these women respond to. Yet this is not all there is to the women's choice of partners, as the marriages also support

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‘We Were Refugees and Carried a Special Burden’

Emotions, Brazilian Politics and the German Jewish Émigré Circle in São Paulo, 1933–1957

Björn Siegel

efforts to adapt to the new social and political realities in the early days of his immigration. Based on his experience, he sensed that strong and firm family networks would guarantee emotional stability and help successful integration into the newly

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“Windrush Generation” and “Hostile Environment”

Symbols and Lived Experiences in Caribbean Migration to the UK

Huon Wardle and Laura Obermuller

in the sustainability of their family networks. Family members born at one time, or who entered Britain at a certain moment, could find their legal status was fundamentally distinct from others who had moved or stayed under a different set of rules

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Miriam Shadis

, living in convents (possibly as nuns), they had long been sidelined in dynastic politics. At the same time, the detailed and personal bequests reveal family networks and preferences that might reflect their political pasts. Mafalda’s will, made in 1256