"This volume engages with the politics of human reproduction and will prove an invaluable teaching resource in that field and beyond...[It] thus marks something of a watershed, and there are some fascinating tensions and contrasts to be found here." · JRAI
"This anthology contains important entries from many award-winning senior ethnologists and cultural or medical anthropologists coming from various theoretical perspectives but all addressing intersecting levels of inequality." · Science & Society
About the Author
Marcia C. Inhorn is Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where she directs the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. A specialist on infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in the Muslim Middle East, she is the author or editor of four books on the subject. Her publications include Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994, winner of Eileen Basker Prize for outstanding research in gender and health), Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996) and Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt (Routledge Press, 2003).