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Inconceivable Iran: To Reproduce or Not to Reproduce?

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Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives

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Inconceivable Iran

To Reproduce or Not to Reproduce?

Soraya Tremayne

324 pages, 5 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-671-9 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (October 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-672-6 eBook

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"This is a definitive and timely monograph in the most distinguished book series in our field." • Sarah Franklin, Cambridge University

“All in all, this is a one-of-a-kind volume by the leading anthropologist of Iranian reproduction. It will make a vital contribution.” • Marcia C. Inhorn, Yale University


Celebrating the 50th volume of the landmark Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality series, this book offers a much-needed analysis of shifting reproductive policies and practices in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a society that is usually represented as either “revolutionary” or “oppressive.” Instead, Tremayne reflects on more than four decades of research  arguing that changing reproductive behaviors on the part of ordinary Iranians must always be viewed against the backdrop of core cultural values and traditions, which are often reinforced, instead of radically altered, by new reproductive technologies, juridical opinions, and state policies.

Soraya Tremayne is a social anthropologist, the Co-Founding Director of the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group, and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. She is the Founding Editor of the series Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality and was formerly Director of the International Gender Studies at the University of Oxford.

Subject: Medical Anthropology
Area: Middle East & Israel


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