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Embodied Progress

A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception

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Embodied Progress by Sarah Franklin
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New reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization, have been the subject of intense public discussion and debate worldwide. In addition to difficult ethical, moral, personal and political questions, new techniques 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, this study foregrounds the experiences of women and couples who undergo IVF, whilst also asking how such experiences may be variously understood. Using a range of resources, from media accounts of infertility to parliamentary debate of human fertilisation and embryology, Embodied Progress argues for a refashioning of anthropological method, as well as a greater understanding of the unique late twentieth century reproductive dilemmas produced by new forms of choice, technology and scientific progress. It will be invaluable reading to students and lecturers in anthropology, women's studies and medical sociology.
Release date NZ
February 13th, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
264
Dimensions
138x216x25
ISBN-13
9780415067669
Product ID
3886429

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