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By Tsipy Ivry

Embodying Culture is an ethnographically grounded exploration of being pregnant in various cultures—Japan and Israel—both of which medicalize being pregnant. Tsipy Ivry specializes in "low-risk" or "normal" pregnancies, utilizing cultural comparability to discover the complicated relatives between ethnic principles approximately procreation, neighborhood reproductive politics, clinical types of being pregnant care, and native modes of maternal agency.

The ethnography items jointly the voices of pregnant jap and Israeli ladies, their medical professionals, their companions, the literature they learn, and depicts a variety of medical encounters comparable to ultrasound scans, explanatory periods for amniocentesis, birthing periods, and designated being pregnant events.

The emergent photos recommend that athough stories of being pregnant in Japan and Israel range, being pregnant in either cultures is an energy-consuming venture of meaning-making— suggesting that the feel of biomedical applied sciences usually are not in simple terms in the applied sciences themselves yet are assigned through those that perform and event them.

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