Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996 - History - 296 pages
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Infertility and Patriarchy explores the lives of infertile women whose personal stories depict their daily struggles to resist disempowerment and stigmatization. Marcia C. Inhorn has produced a unique study of gender, politics, and family life in contemporary Egypt.

 

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Contents

Missing Motherhood
51
Conjugal Connectivity
86
Relatives Responses
151
Endangered Neighbors
200
Child Desire
222
Notes
261
References
275
Index
289
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Marcia C. Inhorn is the William K. Lanman, Jr., Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University. Her many books include "Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt and Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt.

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