In the thirty years since the first "test-tube baby," in-vitro fertilization and other methods of reproductive assistance have become a common aspect of family life and medicine in developed nations-and, increasingly, throughout the world. This collection brings together ethnographic studies of how these reproductive technologies are deployed across a wide variety of nations and cultures, taking special account of how they are linked to aspirations towards modernity-and how they contribute to an ongoing reconfiguration of the boundaries of knowledge and human agency. The resulting volume offers both a current snapshot of the cultural state of reproductive technologies and a plethora of provocative questions for the future.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.9 x 2.784
Weight (kg): 0.506