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As Carole Browner explains in her foreword: "These chapters compellingly exhibit that even supposing we anthropologists are likely to converse of biomedicine in hegemonic phrases, in truth its penetration is kind of variable and sometimes ambivalently met. . . . Risk, copy, and Narratives of expertise sheds new mild on a troubling center point of medicalization techniques, which concurrently render pregnant girls extra docile matters while they're impelled to actively interact with biomedicalized prenatal care regimes. . . . We additionally see consummate capability during which states search to consolidate energy within the reproductive realm is thru growth of the biomedical proposal of chance. This severe statement emerges many times during this collection."

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