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  • Embodying Culture: Pregnancy in Japan and Israel
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  • Tsipy Ivry
  • 2010
  • Published by: Rutgers University Press
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Embodying Culture is an ethnographically grounded exploration of pregnancy in two different cultures├╣Japan and Israel├╣both of which medicalize pregnancy. Tsipy Ivry focuses on "low-risk" or "normal" pregnancies, using cultural comparison to explore the complex relations among ethnic ideas about procreation, local reproductive politics, medical models of pregnancy care, and local modes of maternal agency.

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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Pregnancy, Cultural Comparison, Multisited Ethnographies
  2. pp. 1-33
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  1. PART ONE: The Doctoring of Pregnancy
  1. 1: A Risky Business: Pregnancy in the Eyes of Israeli Ob-Gyns
  2. pp. 37-76
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  1. 2: The Twofold Structure of Japanese Prenatal Care
  2. pp. 77-120
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  1. PART TWO: Experiencing Pregnancy
  1. 3: The Path of Bonding
  2. pp. 123-184
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  1. 4: The Path of Ambiguity
  2. pp. 185-228
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  1. PART THREE: Embodying Culture: Toward an Anthropology of Pregnancy
  1. 5: Juxtapositions
  2. pp. 231-256
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  1. 6: Pregnant with Meaning
  2. pp. 257-263
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 265-273
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 275-286
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-298
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