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Anthropologies of Global Maternal and Reproductive Health

Subtitle: From Policy Spaces to Sites of Practice
Editor: Lauren Wallace
Editor: Margaret MacDonald
Editor: Katerini Storeng
Publication Date: 2022
Language: English
Book webpage: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-84514-8#editorsandaffiliations
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This open access edited book brings together new research on the mechanisms by which maternal and reproductive health policies are formed and implemented in diverse locales around the world, from global policy spaces to sites of practice.  The authors – both internationally respected anthropologists and new voices – demonstrate the value of ethnography and the utility of reproduction as a lens through which to generate rich insights into professionals’ and lay people’s intimate encounters with policy.

Authors look closely at core policy debates in the history of global maternal health across six different continents, including:

  • Women’s use of misoprostol for abortion in Burkina Faso
  • The place of traditional birth attendants in global maternal health
  • Donor-driven maternal health programs in Tanzania
  • Efforts to integrate qualitative evidence in WHO maternal and child health policy-making

Anthropologies of Global Maternal and Reproductive Health will engage readers interested in critical conversations about global health policy today.  The broad range of foci makes it a valuable resource for teaching in medical anthropology, anthropology of reproduction, and interdisciplinary global health programs. The book will also find readership amongst critical public health scholars, health policy and systems researchers, and global public health practitioners.

Subject Keywords: open access anthropology of maternal death anthropology of pregnancy anthropology of reproduction ethnography maternal health ethnograpny reproductive health ethnography global health global health policy maternal health policy maternal morbidity
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