Friday 26 January 2024, 3 - 5pm GMT
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Celebrating the 50th volume of the landmark Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality series (Berghahn Books), this book offers a much-needed analysis of shifting reproductive policies and practices in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a society that is usually represented as either “revolutionary” or “oppressive.” Instead, Tremayne reflects on more than four decades of research arguing that changing reproductive behaviors on the part of ordinary Iranians must always be viewed against the backdrop of core cultural values and traditions. These values and traditions are often reinforced, instead of radically altered, by new reproductive technologies, juridical opinions, and state policies.
The event features an interview with the author, Soraya Tremayne (Co-Founding Director of the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group, and Research Affiliate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford). She will be joined by the other two general editors of the series Marcia C. Inhorn (William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University) and Philip Kreager (Director, Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group).