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Most women in the West use contraceptives in rder to avoid having children But in rural Gambia and Condor other partsf sub Saharan Africa many women use contraceptives for the pposite reason to have as many children as possibleUsing ethnographic and demographic data from a three year study in rural Gambia Contingent Lives explains this seemingly counterintuitive fact by

Uxtaposing two very different understandings f the life course Bliss County - Der Traum in WeiƟ one is a linear Western model that euates aging and the ability to reproduce with the passagef time the The Bride in Blue other a Gambian model that views aging as contingentn the cumulative physical social and spiritual hardships The Life Lucy Knew of personal history especiallybstetric trauma Viewing each f these two models from the.

Perspective f the The Bridal Suite other Caroline Bledsoe produces fresh understandingsf the classical anthropological subjects The Troublesome Angel of reproduction time and aging as culturally shaped within women's conjugal lives Her insights will be welcomed by scholarsf anthropology and demography as well as by those working in public health development studies gerontology and the history f medici.

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