Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America (Paperback)Rayna Rapp (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
-Arthur Kleinman, M.D., Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology, Harvard University
"If you like to know everything about a subject before making a decision--and you're facing an amnio--you'll get support and information from "Testing Women, Testing the Fetus....Rapp shares a wide variety of compelling human stories that are rarely told."
-"Colorado Parent, Feb. 2000
"[A] monumental and challengingstudy....A rigorous illumination of both the scientific and the social practices of amniocentesis. So impressive is this achievement, indeed, that I think it possible to say that "Testing Women, Testing the Fetus may provide us with a model of intellectual deportment that anthropologists, genetic counselors, medical professionals, bioethicists, research scientists, and even cultural critics--yes them too--will do well to acknowledge and emulate."
"This is a complicated late-twentieth-century tale in which we never lose sight of the human minds and persons behind it. An account shot through with quite dazzling perceptions of particular, located dilemmas which epitomize the intersections of genetic knowledge, prejudice and diagnosis. With remarkable skill, the author brings each dilemma back to its moment of human impact. A rare book in the field, it documents in vivid detail the complexity of the social circumstances surrounding genetic testing, quite as much as thecultural and technological. This brilliant study has been long awaited--it will exceed expectations."
-Marilyn Strathern, Professor of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University and author of "The Gender of the Gift
"Rapp's deep analysis is relevant to women of every ethnic, religious and class background and asks the necessary questions preceding each potentially difficult choice."
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