Contingent Lives Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa
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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.
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|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|