This volume provides an international analysis of the core metaphors and practices of human sexual and social reproduction in their personal, social and cosmological contexts.
1 Introduction 2 No substance, no kinship? Procreation, performativity and Temanambondro parent-child relations 3 Procreation theories and their implications: overcoming the absent father in southern Tanzania 4 Making persons, marking differences: procreation beliefs in highland Bolivia 5 Every infant is born with its 'younger sibling': childbirth and care among Amurang fishermen 6 Women, work and procreation beliefs in two Muslim communities 7 Procreation in Islam: a reading from Egypt of people and texts 8 The light of life: representations of procreation, divinity and property in Carnia and Anatolia 9 The essence of being: procreation and sexuality in mid-century Macedonia 10 Procreation metaphors in rural Greece: cultivating, bread-making, weaving 11 Procreation, patriarchy and medical science: the resistance to recognizing maternal contributions in European embryological though.
Peter Loizos is professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. Patrick Heady recieved his doctorate in Antropology from the London School of Economics and works at the Office for national Statistics