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Negotiating Reproduction: Family Size and Fertility Regulation among Shuar People of the Ecuadorian Amazon


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Title: Negotiating Reproduction: Family Size and Fertility Regulation among Shuar People of the Ecuadorian Amazon
Authors: Petersson, Charlotte
Issue Date: 13-Dec-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Social Anthropology ; Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi
Date of Defence: 2013-01-18
Disputation: Fredagen den 18 januari 2013, kl. 10.00, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Ecuador, Amazonia, Shuar people, reproduction,
conviviality, well-being, state, population policy, family planning, subjectivity, power
Abstract: The focus of this dissertation is situated in the realm of the global reproductive health discourse and its interplay with national politics in Ecuador. It addresses how high fertility rates are perceived as an issue that hinders development and modernisation. Population policies and reproductive health and family planning programmes have been developed in order to help people control their fertility, based on the assumption that reducing the number of offspring will enhance the well-being and p... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8582-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/31456
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