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Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt Paperback – April 13, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0415944175 ISBN-10: 0415944171 Edition: 1st

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Marcia Inhorn's fascinating and humane analysis shows us how the specificity of Islamic values, Egyptian class and patriarchal relations, and Middle Eastern medical and scientific networks combine to produce a new framework for high-tech reproduction. Beautifully written, this book demonstrates the potency and power of combining feminist critique with medical anthropology and science studies. It will take its place among the classic analyses of the politics of reproduction.
–Rayna Rapp, author of Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America

Clear and beautifully written.the scholarship is impeccable.a page turner. Local Babies, Global Science provides a birds-eye-view of the 'global elite,' how they function and think about the new reproductive technologies, and the actions they take. The incisive analysis of how Egyptians view the West, especially in the U.S., and how they view these technologies as practiced in their homeland and abroad is fascinating.
–Gay Becker, author of The Elusive Embryo: How Men and Women Approach New Reproductive Technologies

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Marcia C. Inhorn is Associate Professor with joint appointments in the School of Public Health and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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