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The empty cradle of democracy : sex, abortion, and nationalism in modern Greece

Author: Alexandra Chalkia
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
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An ethnographic study that shows how similar national and cultural beliefs about gender, sexuality, and Greekness are the basis of both the public condemnation of abortion and its prevalence in  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halkias, Alexandra, 1965-
Empty cradle of democracy.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)651953723
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Chalkia
ISBN: 0822333112 9780822333111 0822333236 9780822333234
OCLC Number: 54103828
Description: xv, 413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I The agoras of Agon Setting the stage: Athens, Greece, fantasy and history; Stage left: Greek women; Center stage: What is Greece?; Stage right: The demografiko Part 2 In context, in contests In the operating room: On cows, Greece and the smoking fetus; Give birth for Greece! Abortion and the nation in the press Sexing the nation Navigating the night; The impossible dream: The couple as mother; Abortion, pain and agency Instigating dialogues Reprosexuality and the modern citizen face the spectre of Turkey; A critical cartography of the demografiko's Greece
Responsibility: Alexandra Halkias.
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"The question of Greek women's ready use of abortion and their 'failure' to use other methods of birth control is one that for some time has intrigued anthropologists. Alexandra Halkias's arguments Read more...

 
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