Reproduction, Globalization, and the State

Reproduction, Globalization, and the State

New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives

  • Author: Browner, Carole H.; Sargent, Carolyn F.; Rapp, Rayna; Erikson, Susan L.
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822349419
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780822393948
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2011
  • Month: March
  • Pages: 304
  • DDC: 306.874
  • Language: English
Reproduction, Globalization, and the State conceptualizes and puts into practice a global anthropology of reproduction and reproductive health. Leading anthropologists offer new perspectives on how transnational migration and global flows of communications, commodities, and biotechnologies affect the reproductive lives of women and men in diverse societies throughout the world. Based on research in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Western Europe, their fascinating ethnographies 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. The contributors address the methodological challenges of research on globalization, including ways of combining fine-grained ethnography with analyses of large-scale political, economic, and ideological forces. Their essays reveal complex interactions among global and state population policies and politics; public health, human rights, and feminist movements; diverse medical systems; various religious practices, doctrines, and institutions; and 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

  • Contents
  • Foreword / Rayna Rapp
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction - Toward Global Anthropological Studies Of Reproduction: Concepts, Methods, Theoretical Approaches / Carole H. Browner And Carolyn F. Sargent
  • Part I - Global Technologies, State Policies, And Local Realities
    • Introduction To Part I
    • 1. Global Ethnography: Problems Of Theory And Method / Susan L. Erikson
    • 2. Globalizing, Reproducing, And Civilizing Rural Subjects: Population Control Policy And Constructions Of Rural Identity In China / Junjie Chen
    • 3. Planning Men Out Of Family Planning: A Case Study From Mexico / Matthew Gutmann
    • 4. Antiviral But Pronatal? Arvs And Reproductive Health: The View From A South African Township / Lisa Ann Richey
    • 5. Birth In The Age Of Aids: Local Responses To Global Policies And Technologies In South India / Cecilia Van Hollen
    • 6. Competing Globalizing Influences On Local Muslim Women’S Reproductive Health And Human Rights In Sudan: Women’S Rights, International Feminism, And Islamism / Ellen Gruenbaum
  • Part II - Biotechnology, Biocommerce, And Body Commodification
    • Introduction To Part II
    • 7. Reproductive Viability And The State: Embryonic Stem Cell Research In India / Aditya Bharadwaj
    • 8. Globalization And Gametes: Islam, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, And The Middle Eastern State / Marcia C. Inhorn
    • 9. Law, Technology, And Gender Relations: Following The Path Of Dna Paternity Tests In Brazil / Claudia Fonseca
  • Part III - Consequences Of Population Movements For Agency, Structure, And Reproductive Processes
    • Introduction To Part III
    • 10. From Sex Workers To Tourism Workers: A Structural Approach To Male Sexual Labor In Dominican Tourism Areas / Mark B. Padilla
    • 11. Family Reunification Ideals And The Practice Of Transnational Reproductive Life Among Africans In Europe / Caroline H. Bledsoe And Papa Sow
    • 12. Problematizing Polygamy, Managing Maternity: The Intersections Of Global, State, And Family Politics In The Lives Of West African Migrant Women In France / Carolyn F. Sargent
    • 13. Lost In Translation: Lessons From California On The Implementation Of State-Mandated Fetal Diagnosis In The Context Of Globalization / Carole H. Browner
    • 14. Reproductive Rights In No-Woman’s-Land: Politics And Humanitarian Assistance / Linda M. Whiteford And Aimee R. Eden
  • Epilogue - The Mystery Child And The Politics Of Reproduction: Between National Imaginaries And Transnational Confrontations / Didier Fassin
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index


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