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The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction

Edited by: Sallie Han , Cecília Tomori

Print publication date:  November  2021
Online publication date:  November  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367278366
eBook ISBN: 9781003216452
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The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction is a comprehensive overview of the topics, approaches, and trajectories in the anthropological study of human reproduction. The book brings together work from across the discipline of anthropology, with contributions by established and emerging scholars in archaeological, biological, linguistic, and sociocultural anthropology. Across these areas of research, consideration is given to the contexts, conditions, and contingencies that mark and shape the experiences of reproduction as always gendered, classed, and racialized. Over 39 chapters, a diverse range of international scholars cover topics including:

  • Reproductive governance, stratification, justice, and freedom.
  • Fertility and infertility.
  • Technologies and imaginations.
  • Queering reproduction.
  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and reproductive loss.
  • Postpartum and infant care.
  • Care, kinship, and alloparenting.

This is a valuable reference for scholars and upper-level students in anthropology and related disciplines associated with reproduction, including sociology, gender studies, science and technology studies, human development and family studies, global health, public health, medicine, medical humanities, and midwifery and nursing.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Conceiving reproduction in biological anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Developmental origins of health and disease Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Men and reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Conceiving of reproduction in archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reproduction and the state Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The necropolitics of reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Reproductive governance in practice Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Reproduction through revolution Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Policy, governance, practice Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Sterile choices Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Menstruation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Menstruation Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Infertility, in vitro fertilization, and fertility preservation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Global IVF and local practices Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Eggs Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Surrogacy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The racial contours of queer reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Invisible hands Download PDF
Chapter  19:  “Personhood” in the anthropology of reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Prenatal screening and diagnosis Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Navigating reproductive losses Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Reproduction in the past Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Pregnancy and the anthropology of reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Bringing language into the anthropology of reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  25:  From couvade to “men's involvement” Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The obstetrical dilemma revisited—revisited Download PDF
Chapter  27:  There is no evolutionary “obstetrical dilemma” Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Midwifery in cross-cultural perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Doulas Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Rituals and rites of childbirth across cultures Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Making dignified care the norm Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Maternal mortality Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Making space for lactation in the anthropology of reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The bioarchaeology of infant feeding Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Biocultural perspectives on infant sleep Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Menopause Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The shifting role of grandmothers in global reproduction strategies Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Alloparenting Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Adoption and fostering Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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