Reproducing Reproduction: Kinship, Power, and Technological Innovation

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Sarah Franklin, Helena Ragone
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 245 pages

Focusing on the key themes of power, kinship, and technological innovation, this volume offers a set of carefully argued empirical 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. 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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Obstetrical Ultrasound
15
Pregnant
46
Techniques of Normalization
66
Scientific Progress and the Facts of Life
102
Incontestable Motivations
118
Irishness Eurocitizens and Reproductive Rights
132
Foster Care and Social
156
A Biodiversity Sampler for the Millennium
173
Or
207
List of Contributors
235
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