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Reproductive Disruptions: Gender, Technology, and Biopolitics in the New Millennium - Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives 11 (Hardback)
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Reproductive Disruptions: Gender, Technology, and Biopolitics in the New Millennium - Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives 11 (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 11/10/2007
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Reproductive disruptions, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, and childhood disability, are among the most distressing experiences in people's lives. Based on research by leading medical anthropologists from around the world, this book examines such issues as local practices detrimental to safe pregnancy and birth; conflicting reproductive goals between women and men; miscommunications between pregnant women and their genetic counselors; cultural anxieties over gamete donation and adoption; the contested meanings of abortion; cultural critiques of hormone replacement therapy; and the globalization of new pharmaceutical and assisted reproductive technologies. This breadth - with its explicit move from the "local" to the "global," from the realm of everyday reproductive practice to international programs and policies - illuminates most effectively the workings of power, the tensions between women's and men's reproductive agency, and various cultural and structural inequalities in reproductive health.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845454067
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This volume engages with the politics of human reproduction and will prove an invaluable teaching resource in that field and beyond...[It] thus marks something of a watershed, and there are some fascinating tensions and contrasts to be found here." - JRAI

"This anthology contains important entries from many award-winning senior ethnologists and cultural or medical anthropologists coming from various theoretical perspectives but all addressing intersecting levels of inequality." - Science & Society

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