Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt

Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt

by Marcia C. Inhorn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415944163

ISBN-13: 9780415944168

Pub. Date: 04/04/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the late 1990s, Egypt experienced a boom period in in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology and now boasts more IVF clinics than neighboring Israel. In this book, Marcia Inhorn writes of her fieldwork among affluent, elite couples who sought in vitro fertilization in Egypt, a country which is not only at the forefront of IVF technology in the Middle East, but

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Overview

In the late 1990s, Egypt experienced a boom period in in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology and now boasts more IVF clinics than neighboring Israel. In this book, Marcia Inhorn writes of her fieldwork among affluent, elite couples who sought in vitro fertilization in Egypt, a country which is not only at the forefront of IVF technology in the Middle East, but also a center of Islamic education in the region. Inhorn examines the gender, scientific, religious and cultural ramifications of the transfer of IVF technology from Euro-American points of origin to Egypt - showing how cultural ideas reshape the use of this technology and in turn, how the technology is reshaping cultural ideas in Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415944168
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/04/2003
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Amira
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Class31
Ch. 3Knowledge57
Ch. 4Religion85
Ch. 5Providers123
Ch. 6Efficacy155
Ch. 7Embodiment181
Ch. 8Gender217
Ch. 9Stigma241
Ch. 10Conclusion265
AppFatwa275
Notes281
Bibliography293
Index303

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