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Reproducing Jews A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception in Israel

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ISBN-10: 0822325985

ISBN-13: 9780822325987

Edition: 2000

Authors: Susan Martha Kahn, Judith Farquhar, Arjun Appadurai

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There are more fertility clinics per capita in Israel than in any other country in the world and Israel has the world's highest per capita rate of in-vitro fertilization procedures. Fertility treatments are fully subsidized by Israeli national health insurance and are available to all Israelis, regardless of religion or marital status. These phenomena are not the result of unusually high rates of infertility in Israel but reflect the centrality of reproduction in Judaism and Jewish culture.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Timothy Hampton is Professor of French and holds the Bernie H. Williams Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Writing from History: The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature , Literature and Nation in the Sixteenth Century: Inventing Renaissance France , and Fictions of Embassy: Literature and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe , all from Cornell.

"The time arrived but the father didn't": A New Continuum of Israeli Conception
Not Mamzers: The Legislation of Reproduction and the "Issue" of Unmarried Women
Jewish and Gentile Sperm: Rabbinic Discourse on Sperm and Paternal Relatedness
Eggs and Wombs: The Origins of jewishness
Multiple Mothers: Surrogacy and the Location of Maternity
Consequences for Kinship
Conclusion: Reproducing Jews and Beyond