+612 9045 4394
$7.95 Delivery per order to Australia and New Zealand
100% Australian owned
Over a hundred thousand in-stock titles ready to ship
Pregnancy in a High-Tech Age : Paradoxes of Choice - Robin Gregg

Pregnancy in a High-Tech Age

Paradoxes of Choice

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1995
ISBN: 9780814730676
Number Of Pages: 220

Share This Book:


or 4 easy payments of $28.79 with Learn more
Ships in 15 business days

Earn 230 Qantas Points
on this Book

Other Available Editions (Hide)

  • Paperback View Product Published: 1st April 1995
    Ships in 15 business days

Too often, in the debate over reproductive rights and technologies, we lose sight of the fundamental emotional and psychological issues that define the experience of pregnancy. Robin Gregg here draws on the words and stories of over thirty women to provide a first- hand perspective on pregnancy in the modern age.

In an age where a new advance in reproductive technology occurs seemingly every month, pregnancy has come to be defined by such medical procedures as prenatal screening, amniocentesis, fetal monitoring, induced labor, and cesarean sections. Public policymakers, ethicists, religious figures, and the medical establishment control the debate, drowning out the voices of women who grapple in the most immediate sense with the issues. Even feminist theorists often overlook the nuances and paradoxes of the reproductive revolution as experienced by individual, particular women.

The reader follows these thirty women as they speak about whether to become pregnant, and by what means; how to choose a health provider; what meaning they attribute to their pregnancies; and how they navigate their way through the contradictory pressures they face during pregnancy. The intimate nature of Gregg's research, consisting as it does largely of women's pregnancy narratives, lends her book a vibrancy often lacking in academic writing about reproduction.

Industry Reviews

"Wonderfully readable and insightful, Robin Gregg's book shows us how contemporary, privileged women actually experience pregnancy. Instead of fluffy femininity or mechanized patients, these women are careful decision-makers trying to gain control of one of the most important events in their lives. A tour de force!"

-Shulamit Reinharz, author of Feminist Methods in Social Research

Introductionp. 1
American Politics, Feminism, and the Rhetoric of Choicep. 9
Choosing Pregnancyp. 29
Choosing a Health Providerp. 40
The Meaning of Chosen Pregnancyp. 54
Risky Choices: Decisions about Prenatal Diagnosisp. 85
Pregnancy and Choice in a High-Tech Agep. 129
Appendix A: The Women in the Studyp. 149
Appendix B: A Methodological Notep. 155
Notesp. 161
Selected Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 199
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780814730676
ISBN-10: 0814730671
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st April 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.46

Earn 230 Qantas Points
on this Book