By Heather Paxson

In Greece, girls communicate of mothering as "within the character" of a girl. yet this sturdy organization of motherhood with femininity exists in stress with the top occurrence of abortion and one of many lowest fertility charges in Europe. during this environment, how do girls think about themselves as right members, moms, and Greek electorate? during this anthropological research of reproductive politics and ethics in Athens, Greece, Heather Paxson tracks the consequences of accelerating consumerism and imported biomedical kin making plans equipment, displaying how women's "nature" is being reworked to satisfy crosscutting claims of the modern global. finding profound ambivalence in people's moral reviews of gender and fertility keep watch over, Paxson deals a far-reaching research of conflicting assumptions approximately what it takes to be an outstanding mom and a very good girl in glossy Greece, the place assertions of cultural culture spread opposed to a backdrop of eu Union integration, fiscal fight, and nationwide demographic anxiousness over a falling start rate.

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