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Family Still Matters: U.Va. Anthropologist’s Book Finds Kinship Plays Big Role in Modern Economics

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


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In modern society, most Americans assume that home and work are separate, and that kinship has little or no role in the workplace.

Not so, said University of Virginia anthropology professor Susan McKinnon. “Vital Relations: Modernity and the Persistent Life of Kinship,” a new book edited by McKinnon and Fenella Cannell of the London School of Economics, challenges these ideas.

 

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