The Politics of Reproduction


Nov 1-9, 1991

Organized by

Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp


Hotel Rosa dos Ventos, Teresopolis, Brazil


Conceiving the New World Order (Rayna Rapp and Faye Ginsburg, Eds.), University of California Press, 1995.


  • Ann Anagnost University of Washington, USA
  • Carmen Barroso John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, USA
  • Carole Browner University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Sonia Catasús Cervera Havana University, Cuba
  • James Chisholm University of California, Davis, USA
  • Shellee Colen Independent Scholar, USA
  • Sarah Franklin Lancaster University, UK
  • Gertrude Fraser University of Virginia, USA
  • Faye Ginsburg New York University, USA
  • Ludmilla Jordanova University of Essex, UK
  • Ellen Lewin University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Emily Martin Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Soheir Morsy Independent Scholar, Egypt
  • Leith Mullings City University of New York, Graduate Center, USA
  • John O'Neil University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Tola Olu Pearce Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Rosalind Petchesky City University of New York, Hunter College, USA
  • Rayna Rapp New School for Social Research, USA
  • Peter Schneider Fordham University, USA
  • Sydel Silverman Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA
  • Sharon Stephens University of Chicago, USA
  • Martha Ward University of New Orleans, USA
  • Annette Weiner New York University, USA
  • Adrienne Zihlman University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

ORGANIZER’S STATEMENT: This conference sought to develop an anthropological analysis of reproduction synthesizing issues of culture and power from both local and global perspectives. Collectively, symposium participants examined the multiple levels on which reproductive practices, policies, and politics depend, and incorporated multiple methodologies and subfield specialties in order to create a framework for integrative research and critical policy analysis in the study of human reproduction.

Wenner-Gren Symposium #113

Kneeling: A. Zihlman, C. Browner, E. O’Brien, C. Barroso (seated), L. Mullings, M. Ward, T.O. Pearce, L. Jordanova, L. Obbink. Middle: S. Cervera, A. Weiner, S. Colen, E. Lewin, J. O’Neil, R. Petchesky, G. Fraser, S. Silverman, P. Schneider, R. Rapp, F. Ginsburg, E. Martin, S. Morsy, S. Franklin. Back: J. Chisholm, S. Stephens, A. Anagnost.