Kanaaneh, Rhoda Ann. Birthing the nation: strategies of Palestinian women in Israel

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Title: Birthing the nation: strategies of Palestinian women in Israel

Published By: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. xvii, 283 p.: ill., map

By line: Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh ; with a foreword by Hanan Ashrawi

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Palestinians (M013)

Subjects: ACCULTURATION AND CULTURE CONTACT (177); CULTURAL GOALS (185); HOSPITALS AND CLINICS (743); RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS (795); ETHNOANATOMY (826); SEXUALITY (831); CONCEPTION (842);

Abstract: This is a study of family planning among Palestinians living in Israel and how it is wrapped up in discourses on nation, economy, class, the body and gender. According to Kanaaneh, who grew up in the Galilee, the number of children desired, birth spacing, sex preference, child raising methods, contraception, household investment are all discussed within context of nation, class, gender, and modernity. The author discusses how reproduction is tied to identity issues and in this particular case the ongoing struggle between Palestinians and Israelis.

Document Number: 37

Document ID: m013-037

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-275) and index

Field Date: not specified

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2004

Coverage Date: 1948-1995

Coverage Place: Galilee, Israel

LCSH: Palestinian Arabs

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