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Fertile BondsBedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley$
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Suzanne E. Joseph

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044613

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044613.001.0001

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Introduction and Overview

Introduction and Overview

(p.1) 1 Introduction and Overview
Fertile Bonds

Suzanne E. Joseph

University Press of Florida

This chapter provides an overview of the relevant demographic literature and introduces the people, setting, and methodology. In order to broaden our understanding of inequality, the chapter emphasizes the need to bring together research from sociocultural and biological subfields of anthropology and focus on the reproductive and health experiences of nomadic groups like the Bekaa Bedouin.

Keywords:   Anthropological demography, politics of reproduction, class inequality, critical theory and method, biocultural anthropology, reproductive justice, reproductive histories, pastoralists, Lebanon, Syria

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