Reproductive Agency, Medicine and the State

Reproductive Agency, Medicine and the State
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Cultural Transformations in Childbearing
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Artikel-Nr:
9781782388623
Veröffentl:
2004
Einband:
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Seiten:
256
Autor:
Maya Unnithan-Kumar
Serie:
3, Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives
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PDF
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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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.

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.

List of Figures and Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction: Reproductive Agency, Medicine and the State
Maya Unnithan-Kumar


Chapter 1. Attitudes to Genetic Diagnosis and to the use of Medical Technologies in Pregnancy: Some British Pakistani Perspectives
Alison Shaw


Chapter 2. Localising a Brave New World: New Reproductive Technologies and the Politics of Fertility in Contemporary Sri Lanka
Bob Simpson


Chapter 3. Conception Technologies, Local Healers and Negotiations around Childbearing in Rajasthan
Maya Unnithan-Kumar


Chapter 4. Programmes of Gamete Donation: Strategies in (Private) Clinics of Assisted Conception
Monica M. E. Bonaccorso


Chapter 5. Women, Doctors and Pain
William Stones


Chapter 6. Labour, Privatisation, and Class: Middle-Class Women’s Experience of Changing Hospital Births in Calcutta
Henrike Donner


Chapter 7. In Search of Closure for Quinacrine: Science and Politics in Contexts of Uncertainty and Inequality
Asha George


Chapter 8. ‘She Has a Tender Body’: Postpartum Morbidity and Care during Bananthana in Rural South India
Asha Kilaru, Zoe Matthews, Jayashree Ramakrishna, Shanti Mahendra and Saraswathy Ganapathy


Chapter 9. ‘And Never the Twain Shall Meet’: Reproductive Health Policies in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Soraya Tremayne


Chapter 10. Women in Fertility Studies and In Situ
Tulsi Patel


Chapter 11. Heteronomous Women? Hidden Assumptions in the Demography of Women
Sumi Madhok


Notes on Contributors
Index

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