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An "Imperfect" Contraceptive Society: Fertility and Contraception in Italy.
Italy represents an unexpected and in some ways paradoxical outcome in terms of fertility control: a drop to one of the lowest birth rates in the world has been accompanied by the preponderant use ofExpand
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Nation, Migration and Kinship through Identity Categorization
This introductory chapter outlines the volume’s main contents, identifying some key ideas that contribute to recent debates on migration, minorities and national categorization as well as theExpand
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The paradoxical victim: Intimate violence narratives on trial in Italy
Victims’ testimony plays a pivotal role in domestic violence hearings in Italy. In examining this role, I approach the Italian legal field as a heterogeneous system of knowledge and power thatExpand
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Hashtags, testimonies, and measurements: Gender violence and its interpretation
In this article, I address gender violence through the act of witnessing and speaking out by the victims. Starting from a critical comment on some arguable points raised in the recent Hau JournalExpand
Veline, ordinary women and male savages: Disentangling racism and heteronormativity in contemporary narratives on sexual freedom
This article takes as its starting point the so-called ‘sex scandals’ surrounding Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi during the last years of his premiership (2009–2011), which haveExpand
Substances, Knowledge, Gaze. The Bio-aesthetics of Reproductive Technology in a Sicilian Fertility Clinic
Abstract : The article is based on an ethnographic investigation and interviews to patients and medical personnel of a private fertility clinic in Sicily. An element that emerges as a peculiarExpand
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An “ Imperfect ” Contraceptive Society : Fertility and Contraceptive Practices in Italy Introduction
Italy represents an unexpected and in some ways paradoxical outcome in terms of fertility control: one of the lowest birth rates in the world seems to have been accomplished through the preponderantExpand
A Reflection on the Gendered Implications of What Kinship is
This article proposes a reflection on kinship starting from a recent debate between Marshall Sahlins and Warren Shapiro hosted by the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, between 2011 andExpand
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