Embodying Culture: Pregnancy in Japan and Israel

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Embodying Culture is an ethnographically grounded exploration of pregnancy in two different cultures--Japan and Israel--both of which medicalize pregnancy. Tsipy Ivry focuses on "low-risk" or "normal" pregnancies, using cultural comparison to explore the complex relations among ethnic ideas about procreation, local reproductive politics, medical models of pregnancy care, and local modes of maternal agency. The ethnography pieces together the voices of pregnant Japanese and Israeli women, their doctors, their partners, the ...

Embodying Culture: Pregnancy in Japan and Israel 2009, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813546360

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Embodying Culture: Pregnancy in Japan and Israel 2009, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813546353

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