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Inhorn, M.C. Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015

Kilshaw, Susie; (2017) Inhorn, M.C. Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015. [Review]. Journal of International and Global Studies , 8 (2) pp. 103-106. Green open access

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Abstract

In Cosmopolitan Conceptions, Marcia Inhorn sets out to explore the “intersection of reproductive travel and the process of globalization” (p. 19). She skillfully navigates this intersection by illustrating the globalization of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) through a deft weaving of personal stories and commentary on the history of invitro fertilization (IVF) in the Middle East and beyond. One of the book’s strengths is that the recent ethnographic research upon which it is based is bolstered by Inhorn’s in depth knowledge of the field after close to two decades of research into infertility and ARTs in the Gulf region, primarily in Egypt and Lebanon. In method and approach, the book positions itself as an anthropological account and one informed by discussion of globalization theories in anthropology. This well-written and powerful book can and should be read by a wide audience.

Type: Article
Title: Inhorn, M.C. Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/jigs
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10160083
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