Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi <p><em>Suomen Antropologi – Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society</em> is an open access peer-reviewed publication which accepts scholarly articles, review articles, research reports, critical essays, conference reports, book reviews, and news and information in the field of anthropology and related studies.</p> The Finnish Anthropological Society en-US Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 0355-3930 <p>Copyright for texts published in <em>Suomen Antropologi</em> is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, texts are free to use, with proper attribution and link to the licensing, in educational, commercial, and non-commercial settings.</p> Editor’s note https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/70818 Matti Eräsaari ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 42 4 1 2 10.30676/jfas.v42i4.70818 Affordances of Rupture and their Enactment https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/66394 <p>This paper moves forward the debate about continuity and rupture in Christian change by approaching it as an empirical rather than theoretical question and interrogating it using a broad comparative method. It argues firstly that different forms of Christianity – Orthodox, Catholic, mainline Protestant and Pentecostal – have cultural logics which offer different affordances of rupture; and secondly that in those cases where Christianity affords rupture, people will perceive this affordance through their own cultural categories and will choose whether and how to enact rupture in a way that is shaped by their existing material circumstances. The approach thus goes beyond currently popular culturalist theorising and seeks to integrate both idealist and materialist perspectives. In so doing it develops an overarching theoretical framework that explains cases of<em> both</em> continuity <em>and</em> rupture and helps to systematically organise the plethora of case studies on Christian change.</p> Dena Freeman ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 42 4 3 24 10.30676/jfas.v42i4.66394 Strategies to Personalize and to Depersonalize Donors When Telling about Genetic/Gestational Origins https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/68790 <p>What strategies do families who resort to "third-party" reproduction use to deal with donor numbers in stories telling their children and the conversations they have with them on this topic? Families use narratives about the origins that tell their children to build a specific representation of donors, using strategies that vary according to the family model and the type of donation. Few studies deal with the images and representations that families build from donors and transmit to their children through stories about their origins. A qualitative investigation was carried out in Spain between 2013 and 2015 on the dissemination of their genetic or gestational origins to children conceived through assisted reproduction with donors. This article studies families in favor of disclosure who were contacted through associations, blogs, online forums, and the "snowball" method. The analysis has revealed a variety of strategies that parents used in stories with their children regarding reproductive donors.</p> Maria Isabel Jociles Rubio Ana M. Rivas Consuelo Álvarez ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 42 4 25 50 10.30676/jfas.v42i4.68790 Interview with Tanya Luhrmann https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/70807 Marja-Liisa Honkasalo Tanya Marie Luhrmann ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 42 4 55 60 10.30676/jfas.v42i4.70807