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Title Reproducing reproduction : kinship, power, and technological innovation / edited by Sarah Franklin and Helena Ragone
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1998]


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Description vi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Image of Contradiction: Obstetrical Ultrasound in American Culture / Janelle S. Taylor -- 2. Provisional Normalcy and "Perfect Babies": Pregnant Women's Attitudes Toward Disability in the Context of Prenatal Testing / Nancy Press, Carole H. Browner and Diem Tran [et al.] -- 3. Producing Reproduction: Techniques of Normalization and Naturalization in Infertility Clinics / Charis Cussins -- 4. Making Miracles: Scientific Progress and the Facts of Life / Sarah Franklin -- 5. Incontestable Motivations / Helena Ragone -- 6. Irishness, Eurocitizens, and Reproductive Rights / Laury Oaks -- 7. Rights to the Children: Foster Care and Social Reproduction in Hawai'i / Judith Modell -- 8. A Biodiversity Sampler for the Millennium / Corinne P. Hayden -- 9. Replicating Reproduction in Artificial Life: Or, the Essence of Life in the Age of Virtual Electronic Reproduction / Stefan Helmreich
Summary "Focusing on the key themes of power, kinship, and technological innovation, this volume offers a set of carefully argued studies that emphasize the importance of ethnographic method, as well as anthropological theory, to current debates about the reproductive processes of humans, animals, and plants. Reproducing Reproduction addresses these debates in a range of sites in which reproduction is being redefined and argues persuasively for a renewed appreciation of the centrality of reproductive politics to cultural and historical change. In chapters on abortion, assisted conception, biodiversity conservation, artificial life sciences, adoption, intellectual property, and prenatal screening, Reproducing Reproduction contends that ideologies of class, nation, health, gender, nature, and kinship have reproductive models at their core."--BOOK JACKET
"Including prize-winning essays by Charis Cussins and Stefan Helmreich, this volume will be of great interest to a wide audience in the social sciences and health technology fields."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human Genome Project.
Human reproduction -- Social aspects.
Human reproductive technology -- Social aspects.
Author Franklin, Sarah, 1960-
Ragoné, Helena.
LC no. 97036945
ISBN 0812215842