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Married but Available

by Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Elite Malay women’s polygamy narratives are multiple and varied, and their sentiments regarding the practice are conflicted, as they are often torn between personal and religious convictions. This volume...

Being a Sperm Donor

by Sebastian Mohr Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

What does it mean to be a man in our biomedical day and age? Through ethnographic explorations of the everyday lives of Danish sperm donors, Being a Sperm Donor explores how masculinity and sexuality are reconfigured...

Reconceiving Muslim Men

by Marcia C. Inhorn & Nefissa Naguib Berghahn Books (June 18, 2018)

Through nuanced anthropological accounts of Muslim men's everyday lives in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and diasporic communities in the West, Reconceiving Muslim Men challenges pervasive Western stereotypes...

Global Fluids

by Charlotte Kroløkke Berghahn Books (July 01, 2018)

In the fertility and cosmetics industries, women's body products – such as urine, eggs, and placentas – have moved from being seen as waste to becoming valuable ingredients. Taking a sociological and anthropological...

Anthropology of the Fetus

by Sallie Han, Tracy K. Betsinger & Amy B. Scott Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

As a biological, cultural, and social entity, the human fetus is a multifaceted subject which calls for equally diverse perspectives to fully understand. Anthropology of the Fetus seeks to achieve this by bringing...

Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference

by Philip Kreager & Astrid Bochow Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

In the last forty years anthropologists have made major contributions to understanding the heterogeneity of reproductive trends and processes underlying them. Fertility transition, rather than the story of...

Reproductive Disruptions: Gender, Technology, and Biopolitics in the New Millennium

by Marcia C. Inhorn Berghahn Books (October 01, 2007)

Nominated for the 2007 Book Prize by the Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (AAA)

Reproductive disruptions, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, and childhood disability, are among the most...

Where There Is No Midwife: Birth and Loss in Rural India

by Sarah Pinto Berghahn Books (March 01, 2008)

In the Sitapurdistrict of Uttar Pradesh, an agricultural region with high rates of infant mortality, maternal health services are poor while family planning efforts are intensive. By following the daily lives...

Globalized Fatherhood

by Marcia C. Inhorn, Wendy Chavkin & José-Alberto Navarro Berghahn Books (October 01, 2014)

Using an entirely new conceptual vocabulary through which to understand men's experiences and expectations at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this path-breaking volume focuses on fatherhood around the...

Parenthood between Generations: Transforming Reproductive Cultures

by Siân Pooley & Kaveri Qureshi Berghahn Books (April 01, 2016)

Recent literature has identified modern "parenting" as an expert-led practice-one which begins with pre-pregnancy decisions, entails distinct types of intimate relationships, places intense burdens on mothers...

Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Sunni and Shia Perspectives

by Marcia C. Inhorn & Soraya Tremayne Berghahn Books (July 01, 2012)

How and to what extent have Islamic legal scholars and Middle Eastern lawmakers, as well as Middle Eastern Muslim physicians and patients, grappled with the complex bioethical, legal, and social issues that...

Pregnancy in Practice: Expectation and Experience in the Contemporary US

by Sallie Han Berghahn Books (July 01, 2013)

Babies are not simply born-they are made through cultural and social practices. Based on rich empirical work, this book examines the everyday experiences that mark pregnancy in the US today, such as reading...

Unsafe Motherhood: Mayan Maternal Mortality and Subjectivity in Post-War Guatemala

by Nicole S. Berry Berghahn Books (October 01, 2010)

Since 1987, when the global community first recognized the high frequency of women in developing countries dying from pregnancy-related causes, little progress has been made to combat this problem. This study...

Abortion in Asia: Local Dilemmas, Global Politics

by Andrea Whittaker Berghahn Books (July 01, 2010)

The issue of abortion forces a confrontation with the effects of poverty and economic inequalities, local moral worlds, and the cultural and social perceptions of the female body, gender, and reproduction....

Modern Babylon?: Prostituting Children in Thailand

by Heather Montgomery Berghahn Books (December 01, 2001)

Child prostitution became one of the key concerns of the international community in the 1990s. World congresses were held, international and national laws were changed and concern over "cemmercially sexually...

Childbirth, Midwifery and Concepts of Time

by Christine McCourt Berghahn Books (September 01, 2009)

All cultures are concerned with the business of childbirth, so much so that it can never be described as a purely physiological or even psychological event. This volume draws together work from a range of anthropologists...