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Sterilization, Care and Reproductive Chronicity in Rural North India
264 pages, 22 ills., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-464-8 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (April 2024)
eISBN 978-1-80539-465-5 eBook Not Yet Published
“The book draws on detailed ethnographic research and is rich with empirical details that are framed within larger debates on women’s health, care, and state formation. The introduction immediately draws in the reader. It is a well-written and well-researched book.” • Lipika Kamra, Jindal Global University
The public healthcare system in rural India is chronically under-resourced. It embodies and often perpetuates the wider politics of the Indian state towards its rural communities with provisions of care that are deeply entangled with violence and disgust. For rural women, such care deepens reproductive chronicity while providing temporary relief. Grounded in women’s everyday realities and experiences in sterilization camps and other healthcare settings in rural Rajasthan, State Intimacies examines the mundane workings, ambiguities and fragilities of care in post-colonial rural North India.
Eva Fiks is a Lecturer in Medical Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Medicine at Keele University. Her work has been published in journals such as Ethnos, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology & Medicine and Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
Subject: Medical AnthropologyGender Studies and Sexuality
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