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Making bodies, persons and families. Normalising reproductive technologies in Russia, Switzerland and Germany


Making bodies, persons and families. Normalising reproductive technologies in Russia, Switzerland and Germany. Edited by: de Jong, Willemijn; et al (2009). Münster: LIT Verlag.

Abstract

Since Louise Brown was born in 1978, "artificial fertilisation" has become widely practiced. The far-reaching social implications of these procedures are an understudied phenomenon in Switzerland and Russia. Public acceptance of in vitro fertilisation is increasing, but to have a child with this technology, and without sex, is still often imbued with secrecy and taboos. The book sheds light on the cultural and social production of gendered bodies, persons and families in Russia, Switzerland and Germany in the context of reproductive technologies, with a special focus on normalisation practices

Since Louise Brown was born in 1978, "artificial fertilisation" has become widely practiced. The far-reaching social implications of these procedures are an understudied phenomenon in Switzerland and Russia. Public acceptance of in vitro fertilisation is increasing, but to have a child with this technology, and without sex, is still often imbued with secrecy and taboos. The book sheds light on the cultural and social production of gendered bodies, persons and families in Russia, Switzerland and Germany in the context of reproductive technologies, with a special focus on normalisation practices

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
790 Sports, games & entertainment
Language:German
Date:2 July 2009
Deposited On:19 Feb 2010 16:32
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:56
Publisher:LIT Verlag
Series Name:Swiss: Forschung und Wissenschaft
Volume:Bd. 2
Number of Pages:248
ISBN:978-3-643-80020-6
Official URL:http://www.lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-643-80020-6
Related URLs:http://www.lit-verlag.de/ (Publisher)

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