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By Tsipy Ivry

Embodying tradition is an ethnographically grounded exploration of being pregnant in varied 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 family between ethnic rules approximately procreation, neighborhood reproductive politics, scientific versions of being pregnant care, and native modes of maternal agency.The ethnography items jointly the voices of pregnant jap and Israeli girls, their medical professionals, their companions, the literature they learn, and depicts quite a few scientific encounters comparable to ultrasound scans, explanatory sessions for amniocentesis, birthing periods, and certain being pregnant events.The emergent photos recommend that athough reports of being pregnant in Japan and Israel fluctuate, 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 within the applied sciences themselves yet are assigned through those that perform and adventure them.

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We met briefly one cold evening at a Jerusalem café. He listened to my request patiently and said that he would do his best to help. I gave him two papers that I had written, should anyone be interested in what I was doing, and we parted. To my surprise, within weeks of his return to Japan he e-mailed me that I had been given permission to sit in the obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinics and asked me to send my curriculum vitae and a short description of my research. I was more than grateful, but deeply puzzled: there were no forms to fill in, no certificates to provide, no bureaucratic procedures to go through.

I was more than grateful, but deeply puzzled: there were no forms to fill in, no certificates to provide, no bureaucratic procedures to go through. The head of the maternity ward who had granted the permission inquired about me only retrospectively, and the English-language teacher said that nobody read the papers I had given him. I was excited but did not really believe that I would be allowed to sit and watch doctors receiving patients. Maybe, I thought, I would be allowed into the waiting room, which seemed more than enough.

When I told them that I was conducting a comparative study of Japan and Israel, they asked me what could possibly be different between these countries in respect of prenatal screening policies. I answered that the Japanese, for example, do not screen for genetic abnormalities as intensely as Israelis. ” He then handed me a list of diseases that Jews of different ethnic groups carry in relatively higher numbers. ” THE DOCTORING OF PREGNANCY 42 Various scholars who have written about genetic conditions that are common among Jews insist that “There are no ‘Jewish’ or ‘Mediterranean’ or ‘Black’ or ‘Chinese’ diseases, in a strict definitional sense.

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