Fertility and Familial Power Relations: Procreation in South India, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Fertility and Familial Power Relations

Procreation in South India, 1st Edition

By Minna Saavala


256 pages

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Describes and analyses the corollaries of declining fertility in Southern India to discover how familial and gender relations are affected by the new situation of women giving birth only to 2-3 children.


'This study is conceptually sophisticated, descriptively "thick", methodologically self-reflexive, and, on top of that, engagingly written. It is highly recommended to anthropologists of reproduction, social demographers, and india specialists.' - Population and Development Review

'Saavala's work is also important for some of its inadvertent glimpses into the lives of rural women' - Alaka Malwade Basu

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies