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Reproductive Agency, Medicine and the State: Cultural Transformations in Childbearing

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Volume 3

Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives



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Reproductive Agency, Medicine and the State

Cultural Transformations in Childbearing

Edited by Maya Unnithan-Kumar

256 pages, 7 tables, 2 figs, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-648-1 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (October 2004)

ISBN  978-1-84545-044-1 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (November 2005)

eISBN 978-1-78238-862-3 eBook


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Recent years have seen many changes in human reproduction resulting from state and medical interventions in childbearing processes. Based on empirical work in a variety of societies and countries, this volume considers the relationship between reproductive processes (of fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period) on the one hand and attitudes, medical technologies and state health policies in diverse cultural contexts on the other.

Maya Unnithan-Kumar is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Her research in the early 1990s focused on kinship and gender relations in northwest India and appeared as Identity, Gender and Poverty (Berghahn Books 1997).

Subject: Medical Anthropology Gender Studies and Sexuality


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