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Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel
In this rich, evocative study, Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh examines the changing notions of sexuality, family, and reproduction among Palestinians living in Israel. Distinguishing itself amid the media maelstrom that has homogenized Palestinians as "terrorists," this important new work offers a complex, nuanced, and humanized depiction of a group rendered invisible despite its subs ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 28th 2002 by University of California Press
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Very interesting look at Israeli public health policies and how Palestinians living in Israel view reproduction. Palestinians are divided whether to have more children and thus out-populate the Israelis, or to use birth control and raise fewer yet "better" children. Rhoda Kanaaneh uses anthropological interviews in Galilee to show the contradictions and complexities of Palestinian reproductive beliefs, such as community divisions over birth control, the level of religious observance, how much mo ...more