Bodily betrayal: love and anger in the time of epigenetics.

This chapter extends anthropological analyses of “alternative reproductive technologies” by examining how kinship systems are shaped through the continuous biological reproduction of feeding and eating. It focuses on the dilemmas faced by women in Xela, Guatemala who live among changing food economies and rising rates of metabolic illness, and who must reform their existing skills and expertise to accommodate new quantitative technologies of health. As epigenetic discourses emphasize the impact of women’s nutrition on the health of their kin, these technologies come to affect not only the way they understand their food and their bodies, but also their pathways of reproduction.

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