Infertility around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies

By Marcia C. Inhorn; Frank Van Balen | Go to book overview

Infertility
around the Globe

New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender,
and Reproductive Technologies

EDITED BY
Marcia C. Inhorn Frank van Balen

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Berkeley Los Angeles London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Part I - Discourses and Debates 1
  • One - Interpreting Infertility: a View from the Social Sciences 3
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Two - Infertility as Rhetorical Vehicle 33
  • Notes *
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  • Three - Feminists Theorize Infertility 52
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  • Four - The Psychologization of Infertility 79
  • Notes 95
  • References *
  • Part II - Gender and Body Politics 99
  • Five - Medicalization, Metaphor, and Agency 101
  • Notes *
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  • Six - An Unresolved Question in the United States 119
  • Notes *
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  • Seven - Infertility and Marital Politics in Northern Vietnam 134
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  • References 150
  • Eight - South Indian Women's Lives in Context 152
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  • Nine - Childlessness, Adoption, and Milagros De Dios in Costa Rica 171
  • Note 188
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  • Part III - The Infertility Belt 191
  • Ten - Scientific Accounts and Chadian Women's Narratives 193
  • Notes *
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  • Eleven - The View from the Cameroon Grassfields 215
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  • Twelve - The Exceptional Case of the Macua of Mozambique 233
  • Notes *
  • References 246
  • Thirteen - Case Studies from Sub-Saharan Africa 247
  • Notes 258
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  • Part IV - Globalizing Technologies 261
  • Fourteen - Infertile Bodies and New Reproductive Technologies in Egypt 263
  • Notes *
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  • Fifteen - The Uses of New Reproductive Technologies Among Ultraorthodox Jews in Israel 283
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  • Sixteen - Reproductive Technologies and the “new” Eugenics 298
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  • Seventeen - Medical Egos, Media Spotlights, and the Contest Over Test-Tube Firsts in India 315
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  • Contributors 335
  • Index 341
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