This course examines the social and cultural constructions of reproduction, and how power in everyday life shapes reproductive behavior and its cross cultural meanings. It is positioned using a hemispheric approach that seeks to unpack the complex relationships across northern and southern hemispheres through a deliberate focus on the Americas. In this class we will use an anthropological lens to explore the how and why of birth practices, state intervention in fertility, the politics of fetal personhood, and cultural variation in ideas about surrogacy and prenatal diagnosis, among others.
Castañeda, Angela, "ANTH 380 Anthropology of Reproduction in the Americas Castañeda Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 166, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.