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Contingent Lives Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

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ISBN-10: 0226058522

ISBN-13: 9780226058528

Edition: 2002

Authors: Caroline H. Bledsoe, Fatoumatta Banja

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Most women in the West use contraception in order to avoid having children. But in rural sub-saharan Africa many women use it to have more children. This study of aging & reproduction makes use of ethnographic & demographic data.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Reproductive Tolls and Temporalities in Studies of Reproduction
Setting, Data, and Methods
Managing the Birth Interval: Child Spacing
Disjunctures and Anomalies: Deconstructing Child Spacing
Realizing a Reproductive Endowment in a Contingent Body
Time-Neutral Reproduction, Time-Neutral Aging
Reaping the Rewards of Reproduction: Morality, Retirement, and Repletion
Discovering Our Habitus: Contingency and Linearity in Western Obstetric Observations
Rethinking Fertility, Time, and Aging