Kinship, Power, and Technological Innovation
Sarah Franklin and Helena Ragoné, Editors
264 pages | 6 x 9
Paper 1997 | ISBN 978-0-8122-1584-7 | $26.50s | £17.50 | Add to cart
"A fine collection of articles at the cutting edge of reproductive anthropology."—Signs
"Like all good collections organized around a topic of great breadth, Reproducing Reproduction touches on a range of provocative issues without losing sight of the central ideas that connect them."—Women's Review of Books
Focusing on the key themes of power, kinship, and technological innovation, this volume offers a set of carefully argued empirical studies that emphasize the importance of ethnographic method, as well as anthropological theory, to current debates about the reproductive processes of humans, animals, and plants. In chapters on abortion, assisted conception, biodiversity conservation, artificial life sciences, adoption, intellectual property, and prenatal screening, Reproducing Reproduction contends that ideologies of class, nation, health, gender, nature, and kinship have reproductive models at their core.