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Between Afropolitans and new Sankaras

Class mobility and the reproduction of academics in Burkina Faso

Michelle Engeler

generations of students, their life histories and ways of organizing, this article first reveals the diminishing access to class mobility through the local university, as the homeland no longer holds the promise of a well-connected and upwardly mobile

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Memory, imagination, and belonging across generations

Perspectives from postsocialist Europe and beyond

Haldis Haukanes and Susanna Trnka

The last two decades have witnessed a phenomenal expansion of scholarly work on collective memory. Simultaneously, increasing anthropological attention is being paid to collective visions of the future, albeit through a range of disparate literatures on topics including development, modernity and risk, the imagination, and, perhaps ironically, nostalgia. In this introduction to this special section, we bring together analyses of postsocialist visions of pasts and futures to shed light upon the cultural scripts and social processes through which different temporal visions are ascribed collective meaning, employed in the creation of shared and personal identities, and used to galvanize social and political action.

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Cross-Generational Abuse

Priests, Parishioners, and the Catholic Church in New Spain

Zeb Tortorici

clergy. The Inquisition trial of Father María García is a provocative entry point from which to analyze the multiple meanings and possibilities of cross-generational sex in the Spanish colonial world, as the trial gives us a window into age

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The Janus face of austerity politics

Autonomy and dependence in contemporary Spain

Susana Narotzky

“aid”: “I don't want any aid, what I want is work,” she angrily asserts. Marta is among a generation of younger adults in Ferrol (Galicia) that have come to depend on their parents’ willingness to house them, share their income with them, and care for

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Ritty Lukose

power and the positionality of the researcher. The rest of this article addresses the task of continuing a conversation about decolonizing feminism across generations and moments within the larger horizon of the #MeToo moment. Intersectional

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Two Generations of New Basques

From Euskara as Counterculture to Euskara as the Classroom Language

Hanna Lantto

-speaking community of Zenbat Gara. They are both active users and even promotors of the language. However, as they represent different generations of New Basques, the paths that led them there are very different. The following descriptions are adaptions from

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“Windrush Generation” and “Hostile Environment”

Symbols and Lived Experiences in Caribbean Migration to the UK

Huon Wardle and Laura Obermuller

2018, the year when UK notions of sovereignty were thrown into question by “Brexit,” was also the year “the Windrush generation” and “the hostile environment” suddenly became everyday symbols in the British news cycle—keywords in a battle over the

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Z. Hidayat and Debra Hidayat

derived from the informal education of users of livestreaming. It addresses culture, defined as a particular way of life in a given historical period, which produces signs and artifacts that can be transmitted to later generations via information products

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Generational Transmission in Local Culture

An Exploration of European Research Drivers in Central Slovakia

Ivan Murin

This article presents some findings from the ethnography exploration of priority research in the European Research Area. The title of the priority is ‘Connecting People with Heritage’. The Old Generation and Generation Y are the drivers contained in the document’s strategic research agenda (SRA). The research has been conducted by European experts within the Joint Program Initiative in Cultural Heritage (JPI CH). Revitalisation of local society is related to sustainability of specific local forms of culture. The demographic changes, mobility and new forms of cultural transfer are only some of the phenomena affecting generational transmission in the local culture. Both generations are dissimilar in their attitudes to roles and values in the local culture. Generational interactions in a living form of intangible culture in central Slovakia exemplify its significance for anthropology.

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Abby Day

Research into the religious beliefs and behaviors of children, young people, adults, and elderly people prompts questions about the way “generation” is understood in the social scientific study of religion. What seem to the researcher at first to be shared values and beliefs on broad moral issues appear, at least to older people, to be lacking amongst the young. Such a difference in perception could be an example of a “generation” gap where generation is perceived by theorists such as Mannheim to be a shared identity of people who have a social history in common. Extensive literature in both anthropology and sociology is explored to find how such concepts are understood and operationalized. Detailed ethnography amongst elderly Anglican women begins to problematize how such notions as boundaries of “generation” blur with gender.