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Author Ivry, Tsipy.

Title Embodying culture : pregnancy in Japan and Israel / Tsipy Ivry
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 298 pages)
Series Studies in medical anthropology
Studies in medical anthropology.
Contents Introduction: pregnancy, cultural comparison, multisited ethnographies -- The doctoring of pregnancy -- A risky business: pregnancy in the eyes of Israeli ob-gyns -- The twofold structure of Japanese prenatal care -- Experiencing pregnancy -- The path of bonding -- The path of ambiguity -- Embodying culture: toward an anthropology of pregnancy -- Juxtapositions -- Pregnant with meaning
Summary Embodying Culture is an ethnographically grounded exploration of pregnancy in two different culturesùJapan and Israelùboth of which medicalize pregnancy. Tsipy Ivryfocuses on "low-risk" or "normal" pregnancies, using cultural comparison to explorethe complex relations among ethnic ideas about procreation, local reproductive politics, medical models of pregnancy care, and local modes of maternal agency
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical anthropology -- Israel.
Medical anthropology -- Japan.
Pregnancy -- Israel.
Pregnancy -- Japan.
Pregnant women -- Medical care -- Israel.
Pregnant women -- Medical care -- Japan.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Pregnancy -- ethnology.
Pregnancy -- psychology.
Pregnant Women -- ethnology.
Pregnant Women -- psychology.
Prenatal Care -- psychology.
Israel -- Social life and customs.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009006025
ISBN 0813548306 (electronic bk.)
9780813548302 (electronic bk.)