Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr Margaret E. Kenna

Reader in Anthropology

University of Wales Swansea (United Kingdom)
Sociology & Anthropology
School of Social Sciences and International Development


Ph.D. 1971 University of Kent at Canterbury (U.K.)

Principal Publications

2003. "The piglets that fell from the sky: some cautionary tales about Greek statistics", Journal of Mediterranean Studies 13 (1): 21-44. ISSN: 1016-3476.

2002. “Heroines, hysterics and ordinary women: representations of Greek women political exiles”, South European Society and Politics 2001, 6 (3): 1-29. ISSN: 1360-8746

2001. The Social Organisation of Exile: Greek Political Detainees in the 1930s, Harwood Academic Publishers. ISBN 90-5823-143-7.

2001. Greek Island Life: Fieldwork on Anafi, Harwood Academic Publishers.  ISBN90-5823-141-0 .

1995. "Saying `no' in Greece : some preliminary thoughts on hospitality, gender and the evil eye", pp 133-146 in: S Damianakos et al (eds) Les amis et les autres: Melanges en l'honneur de John Peristiany = Brothers and Others: essays in honour of John Peristiany, Athens : EKKE (Greek National Centre of Social Research). ISBN:960-7093-33-X

1993. "Return migrants and tourism development: an example from the Cyclades ", Journal of Modern Greek Studies 11: 60-74. ISSN: 0738-1727

1992. "Changing places and altered perspectives: research on a Greek island in the 60s and in the 80s", Ch 9, pp147-162 in: J Okely & H Callaway (eds) Anthropology and autobiography, Routledge (ASA Monographs 29). ISSN: 0-415-05189-4

1985. "Icons in theory and practice: an Orthodox Christian example", History of  Religions  24,4:345-368

1983. "Institutional and transformational migration and the politics of community: Greek internal migrants and their Migrants' Association", European Journal of Sociology 24:263-287

1976. "Houses, fields and graves: property and ritual obligations on a Greek island", Ethnology XV,1:21-34

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Areas of Specialization


Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Greece, Cyprus & the Hellenic Diaspora

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