Reproduction, Globalization, and the State New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0822349604
ISBN-13: 9780822349600
Edition: 2011
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Description: Reproduction, Globalization, and the Stateconceptualizes and puts into practice a global anthropology of reproduction and reproductive health. Leading anthropologists offer new perspectives on the impact of transnational migration and global flows  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Reproduction, Globalization, and the Stateconceptualizes and puts into practice a global anthropology of reproduction and reproductive health. Leading anthropologists offer new perspectives on the impact of transnational migration and global flows of communications, commodities, and biotechnologies on the reproductive lives of women and men in diverse societies throughout the world. Their fascinating ethnographies, based in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Western Europe, provide insight into reproduction and reproductive health broadly conceived to encompass population control, HIV/AIDS, assisted reproductive technologies, paternity tests, sex work, and humanitarian assistance. Contributors address the methodological challenges confronting anthropologists conducting research on globalization, including ways of combining fine-grained ethnography with analyses of large-scale political, economic, and ideological forces. Their essays illuminate complex interactions among global and state population policies and politics; public health, human rights, and feminist movements; diverse medical systems; religious practices, doctrines, and institutions; intimate relationships, and individual aspirations.Contributors Aditya Bharadwaj Caroline H. Bledsoe Carole H. Browner Junjie Chen Aimee R. Eden Susan L. Erikson Didier Fassin Claudia Lee Williams Fonseca Ellen Gruenbaum Matthew Gutmann Marcia C. Inhorn Mark B. Padilla Rayna Rapp Lisa Ann Richey Carolyn Sargent Papa Sow Cecilia Van Hollen Linda Whiteford

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Toward Global Anthropological Studies of Reproduction: Concepts, Methods, Theoretical Approaches
Global Technologies, State Policies, and Local Realities
Introduction to Part I
Global Ethnography: Problems of Theory and Method
Globalizing, Reproducing, and Civilizing Rural Subjects: Population Control Policy and Constructions of Rural Identity in China
Planning Men Out of Family Planning: A Case Study from Mexico
Antiviral but Pronatal? Arvs and Reproductive Health: The View from a South African Township
Birth in the Age of AIDS: Local Responses to Global Policies and Technologies in South India
Competing Globalizing Influences on Local Muslim Women's Reproductive Health and Human Rights in Sudan: Women's Rights, International Feminism, and Islamism
Biotechnology, Biocommerce, and Body Commodification
Introduction to Part II
Reproductive Viability and the State: Embryonic Stem Cell Research in India
Globalization and Gametes: Islam, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and the Middle Eastern State
Law, Technology, and Gender Relations: Following the Path of DNA Paternity Tests in Brazil
Consequences of Population Movements for Agency, Structure, and Reproductive Processes
Introduction to Part III
From Sex Workers to Tourism Workers: A Structural Approach to Male Sexual Labor in Dominican Tourism Areas
Family Reunification Ideals and the Practice of Transnational Reproductive Life among Africans in Europe
Problematizing Polygamy, Managing Maternity: The Intersections of Global, State, and Family Politics in the Lives of West African Migrant Women in France
Lost in Translation: Lessons from California on the Implementation of State-Mandated Fetal Diagnosis in the Context of Globalization
Reproductive Rights in No-Woman's-Land: Politics and Humanitarian Assistance
Epilogue The Mystery Child and the Politics of Reproduction: Between National Imaginaries and Transnational Confrontations
References
Contributors
Index

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