Embodied Progress: A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception

Front Cover
Routledge, 1997 - Medical - 252 pages
1 Review
New reproductive technologies, such as in vitrio fertilization, have been the subject of intense public discussion and debate worldwide. In addition to difficult ethical, moral, personal and political questions, new technologies of assisted conception also raise novel socio-cultural dilemmas. How are parenthood, kinship and procreation being redefined in the context of new reproductive technologies? Has reproductive choice become part of consumer culture? Embodied Progress offers a unique perspective on these and other cultural dimensions of assisted conception techniques. Based on ethnographic research in Britain, this study foregrounds the experiences of women and couples who undergo IVF, whilst also asking how such experiences may be variously understood.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

it;s good point view in social science

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1997)

Sarah Franklin is a Lecturer at the University of Lancaster.

Bibliographic information