Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai (Hardback)Marcia C. Inhorn (author)
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
"This book truly does take the reader into the 'womb' of a cosmopolitan IVF clinic and the reprotravelers who are its clientele. It is a must read for students of anthropology, medicine, women's history, whether or not they are involved in research on human reproduction. This is a must read for NGOs, ministries of health, medical practitioners, and others who are deeply committed, particularly in noncosmopolitan states, to working for the improvement of women's maternal and reproductive health. I highly recommend this enlightening, ethnographically rich and deeply compassionate book." -- Naomi M. McPherson * Anthropology Book Forum *
"This outstanding and readable book is equally valuable for interdisciplinary scholars, global reproductive justice advocates, and infertility caregivers." -- Laury Oaks * American Anthropologist *
"What strikes me most, as an anthropologist also engaged in the uphill struggle of tracing varied global reproductive travel routes, is Inhorn's uncanny ability to truly engage with her informants. She embodies the cultural cosmopolitanism of which she writes. Her empathic nature and ability to speak with couples from all over the world reveals her skills of engaging with people-the heart of the anthropological endeavor." -- Amy Speier * Medical Anthropology Quarterly *
"This well-written and powerful book can and should be read by a wide audience." -- Susie Kilshaw * Journal of International and Global Studies *
"Inhorn has a sure grasp on global infertility issues and uses her rich empirical data to argue for better, and fairer, provision of ARTs across the world.... The great strength of Cosmopolitan Conceptions is Inhorn's ability to give voice to her informants."
-- Katharine Dow * Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute *
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