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Introduction: “Where Do We Fit?”

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter introduces Part II of this book. It begins by noting how David Letterman used humor to shirk fatherhood's responsibilities before his child was even born. His comments bespeak a larger ... More


Return Journeys and the Search for Roots: Contradictory Values Concerning Identity

Signe Howell

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reconsiders the questions that adoption raises about the European–American distinction between biological and social kinship. When adoption takes place between different ... More


Separate but Connected Paths

Amy Speier

in Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter follows North Americans as they return home with or without a successful pregnancy. It traces the new difficulties many have in raising multiples, having complicated pregnancies, and the ... More


Contradictions of Fertility Holidays

Amy Speier

in Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter deconstructs the fundamental contradictions embedded within this global care chain. Czech fertility clinics are global checkout lanes for North American global bio-citizens opting to ... More


Tod as anthropologist: trying to understand

Florence D’Souza

in Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Tod’s observations on the social practice of the Rajputs and the Gujaratis can be situated in a context of attention by thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment and French Enlightenment philosophers to ... More


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