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The Resource Infertility and patriarchy : the cultural politics of gender and family life in Egypt, Marcia C. Inhorn

Infertility and patriarchy : the cultural politics of gender and family life in Egypt, Marcia C. Inhorn

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Infertility and patriarchy : the cultural politics of gender and family life in Egypt
Title
Infertility and patriarchy
Title remainder
the cultural politics of gender and family life in Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Marcia C. Inhorn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The social consequences of infertility place poor urban women in Egypt at the center of a web of tumultuous relationships with spouses, in-laws, and neighbors. Although Egyptian patriarchy is based on the central role played by men in reproduction, women are paradoxically blamed for the failure to conceive, and they often face threats of divorce or polygyny, harassment, and community ostracism
  • Infertility and Patriarchy explores the lives of infertile women whose personal stories depict their daily struggles to resist disempowerment and stigmatization. Marcia C. Inhorn has produced a unique study of gender politics and family life in contemporary Egypt, concluding that the position of infertile women in Egyptian society is being determined by complex and countervailing pressures. As the influence of the patriarchal extended family wanes in urban areas, marital bonds strengthen. Yet the Islamic valorization of motherhood as women's exclusive role presents a potent threat to childless women
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Inhorn, Marcia C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB1071.7.A3
LC item number
I55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fertility, Human
  • Childlessness
  • Patriarchy
  • Sex role
  • Women
Label
Infertility and patriarchy : the cultural politics of gender and family life in Egypt, Marcia C. Inhorn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Infertility and Patriarchy -- 2. Missing Motherhood -- 3. Conjugal Connectivity -- 4. Relatives' Responses -- 5. Endangered Neighbors -- 6. Child Desire -- Glossary of Arabic Terms
Control code
32924128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812232356
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95031951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Infertility and patriarchy : the cultural politics of gender and family life in Egypt, Marcia C. Inhorn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Infertility and Patriarchy -- 2. Missing Motherhood -- 3. Conjugal Connectivity -- 4. Relatives' Responses -- 5. Endangered Neighbors -- 6. Child Desire -- Glossary of Arabic Terms
Control code
32924128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812232356
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95031951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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