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Professor Janet Carsten FBA

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About this Fellow

The anthropology of kinship with particular reference to Malaysia & Britain, domestic relations, historical migration, the house, adoption reunions, kinship & memory, bodily substance, the interface between popular & medical ideas about blood.

Website: http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/social_anthropology/carsten_janet

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

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