Embodying culture: Pregnancy in Japan and Israel

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Embodying Culture is an ethnographically grounded exploration of pregnancy in two different culturesùJapan and Israelùboth 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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherRutgers University Press
Number of pages298
ISBN (Print)9780813546353
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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