Global Politics of Reproduction ANTh 29901 This course will look at experiences and expectations of reproduction to explore how reproductive politics are intricately linked with the politics of nations, as well as cultural norms and expectations. We will consider how approaches to contraception, fertility, childbirth, and childcare differ across cultures, and often vary within cultures as a result of race-, class-, age-, gender-, and sexuality-based inequities. How, for instance, has the advent of new reproductive technologies (such as medicalized abortion and contraception, in vitro fertilization, and amniocentesis) affected our expectations and experiences of reproduction? How are womens bodies racialized through pregnancy and prenatal care? How has uneven access to reproductive technologies throughout the world affected reproductive options and "choices"? How has the medicalization of childbirth affected traditional birthways and why are we seeing a resurgence of interest in midwifery and holistic health