Water: A Shared Responsibility - United Nations World Water Development Report 2

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Recent years have seen many changes in human reproduction resulting from state and medical interventions in childbearing processes. Based on empirical work in a variety of societies and countries, this volume considers the relationship between reproductive processes (of fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period) on the one hand and attitudes, medical technologies and state health policies in diverse cultural contexts on the other.

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Overview

Recent years have seen many changes in human reproduction resulting from state and medical interventions in childbearing processes. Based on empirical work in a variety of societies and countries, this volume considers the relationship between reproductive processes (of fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period) on the one hand and attitudes, medical technologies and state health policies in diverse cultural contexts on the other.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845451776
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/5/2002
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Maya Unnithan-Kumar is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Her research in the early 1990s focused on kinship and gender relations in northwest India and appeared as Identity, Gender and Poverty (Berghahn Books 1997).

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