Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

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CHAPTER 1
1
All statements quoted from interviews are my translations from the Greek unless otherwise noted.
2
See du Boulay 1974, 1986; Hirschon 1978; Iossifides 1991; Dubisch 1993.
3
In the early 1990s, only 1.2 to 2 percent of the female population of reproductive age nationwide used the contraceptive pill; among the urban middle classes, this rate ran higher, somewhere between 7 and 12 percent. But even this figure is low compared to the average in the European Union, which since the early 1990s has stayed at about 35 percent. The Fifth Panhellenic Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Caravel Hotel, Athens, 11–13 February 1994.
4
See Jordan 1993; Rich 1980, 1986; Delaney 1986; Rothman 1986, 1989; Martin 1987; Yanagisako and Collier 1987; Davis-Floyd 1992; Stolcke 1988, 1993; Rapp 1988, 1999; Ginsburg 1989; Ginsburg and Rapp 1991, 1995; Treichler 1990; Strathern 1992a, b; Franklin 1993, 1997; Ragoné 1994; Inhorn 1994, 1996; Harcourt 1997; Franklin and Ragoné 1998; Ram and Jolly 1998; Becker 2000; Russell, Sobo, and Thompson 2000; Ragoné and Twine 2000; Kahn 2000; Oaks 2001.
5
For feminist accounts of this transition, see Sutton 1986; Stamiris 1986; Chronaki 1992.
6
This seminar, held in Athens, 19–21 November 1993, was sponsored and organized by the privately run Foundation for Research on Childhood.
7
For an anthropological analysis of Sikaki-Douka's text, see Georges and Mitchell 2000.
8
The name Vaso Skopeta is a pseudonym. Our interview was conducted primarily in English.
9
The linguistic distinction that Anglophone and Francophone societies make between sex and gender does not obtain in Greek. Contrary to the implications of the sex/gender system, in Greece men's relationship to masculinity is

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