“This is a clear and engagingly written account of the experiences of Haredi Jews in the UK…this account stands to be an important contribution to medical anthropology and anthropology of religions.“ • Sallie Han, SUNY Oneonta
For Haredi Jews, reproduction is entangled with issues of health, bodily governance and identity. This is an analysis of the ways in which Haredi Jews negotiate healthcare services using theoretical perspectives in political philosophy. It is the first archival and ethnographic study of Haredi Jews in the UK and sits at the intersection of medical anthropology, social history and Jewish studies. It will allow readers to understand how reproductive care issues affect this growing minority population.
Ben Kasstan is a social and medical anthropologist. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex (UK).
LC: HV752.M3 K37 2019
BISAC: SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/Cultural; REL040010 RELIGION/Judaism/Rituals & Practice; SOC046000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Abortion & Birth Control
BIC: PSXM Medical anthropology; JFSR1 Jewish studies
available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Wellcome Trust.