Join us in congratulating Allison Alexy, assistant professor of anthropology, for the recent publication of her book, Home and Family in Japan:  Continuity and Transformation (co-edited with Richard Ronald).  The book, published by Routledge, “contextualises the shift from the hegemonic post-war image of standard family life, to the nuclear family and to a situation now where Japanese homes are more likely to include unmarried singles; childless couples; divorcees; unmarried adult children and elderly relatives either living alone or in nursing homes. It discusses how these new patterns are both reinforcing and challenging typical understandings of Japanese family life.”