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Reproducing Inequities: Poverty and the Politics of Population in Haiti

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In Reproducing Inequities, M. Catherine Maternowska argues that we too easily overlook the political dynamics that shape choices about family planning. Through a detailed study of the attempt to provide modern contraception in the community of Cité Soleil, Maternowska demonstrates the complex interplay between local and global politics that so often thwarts well-intended p ...more
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Published September 27th 2006 by Rutgers University Press
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Antoine  McGrath
Nov 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
An anthropologists findings from years within Cite Soleil; Haiti's poorest shanty town.
Maternowksa not only dissects the structure of partner relationships in Haiti, but the process of receiving aid and family planning. This book explores why family planning and other forms of aid have failed to improve life within Haiti and is a must read for all those interested in providing aid to Haiti.
We hope that Haitians, Maternowksa, and colleagues have all survived todays earthquake and will be safe as
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Sovatha
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Political Economy of Fertility (PEF) is what the author used to explain the question of why reproductive health initiatives in Cite Soleil, an impoverished slum area in Haiti, have not been successful. The USAID has determined that Haiti has a problem. Its population kept increasing, and that's the what prohibits growth. So the USAID has directed their assistance towards addressing this problem, and this problem only. The problem with that approach is that it lacks an integrated approach to solv ...more
Jenna Garrett
I read this book for a class on qualitative research. It was one of the first serious ethnographies I had read, so it took me a while to get used to the anthropological terminology, but I really really enjoyed it. I found it accessible to a non-anthropologist and of course fascinating given it is about my field - reproductive health in developing countries. The main purpose is to explore the family planning paradox in Haiti - a country with the highest birth rate in the western hemisphere, where ...more
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This book was rather biased and despite the author's role as a researcher and a cultural anthropologist, failed to really give the reader any good sound conclusions or assessments.
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