Conceiving Persons: Ethnographies of Procreation, Fertility and Growth

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This broad analysis of the symbolism of reproduction is an exploration of the core metaphors and practices of human sexual and social reproduction in their persona, social and cosmological contexts. The book aims to offer specific cultural answers to a range of questions. What is the relation of human fertility to that of plants, animals and the land? Which fluids must be present for a woman to become pregnant? How marginal or contingent is the male procreative role considered to be? What factors determine the gender, ...

Conceiving Persons: Ethnographies of Procreation, Fertility and Growth 1999, Athlone Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780485195682

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Conceiving Persons: Ethnographies of Procreation, Fertility and Growth 1999, Berg Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780826463654

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