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Contingent lives : fertility, time, and aging in West Africa

Author: Caroline H Bledsoe; Fatoumatta Banja
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Series: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most women in the West use contraception in order to avoid having children. But in rural sub-saharan Africa many women use it for the opposite reason, to have more children. This study of aging and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline H Bledsoe; Fatoumatta Banja
ISBN: 0226058514 9780226058511 0226058522 9780226058528
OCLC Number: 47990011
Description: xx, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Anthony T. Carter --
Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Reproductive Tolls and Temporalities in Studies of Reproduction --
Ch. 3. Setting, Data, and Methods --
Ch. 4. Managing the Birth Interval: Child Spacing --
Ch. 5. Disjunctures and Anomalies: Deconstructing Child Spacing --
Ch. 6. Realizing a Reproductive Endowment in a Contingent Body --
Ch. 7. Time-Neutral Reproduction, Time-Neutral Aging --
Ch. 8. Reaping the Rewards of Reproduction: Morality, Retirement, and Repletion --
Ch. 9. Discovering Our Habitus: Contingency and Linearity in Western Obstetric Observations --
Ch. 10. Rethinking Fertility, Time, and Aging.
Series Title: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, 1999.
Responsibility: Caroline H. Bledsoe with contributions by Fatoumatta Banja ; foreword by Anthony T. Carter.
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