New book on plural marriage in urban Mali

This is to announce the publication of my book Enduring Polygamy: Plural Marriage and Social Change in an African Metropolis this week by Rutgers University Press. The book uses plural marriage as a lens through which to explore complex issues of gender, power, and cultural relativism in a dynamic urban setting (Bamako, Mali has been declared Africa's fastest-growing city).

Mytheli Sreenivas
Alankrita Anand

Anand on Sreenivas, 'Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India'

Mytheli Sreenivas. Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2021. 284 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74884-9; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74883-2.

Reviewed by Alankrita Anand (University of York) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (January, 2023) Commissioned by Penelope K. Hardy (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

QUERY: Statistics on marriages across Jewish communities

Next year I will likely be teaching, once again, an introductory course in our Department of Religion, on Contemporary Judaism. Such a course has to give some kind of overview of the diversity of Judaism(s) today. The usual way of talking about this is in terms of the denominations (primarily in North America) and the Haredi/Dati/Masorti/Hiloni categories (primarily in Israel). This approach seems to obscure and conceal a lot of differences and a lot of similarities.

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