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With technological advances in reproduction no longer confined to the laboratory or involving only the isolated individual, women and men are increasingly resorting to a variety of technologies unheard of a few decades ago to assist them in becoming parents. The public at large, and feminists as a group, are confused and divided over how to view these technologies and over what positions to take on the moral and legal dilemmas they give rise to. Farquhar argues that two perspectives have tended to dominate feminist discussions of these issues. She labels these: "fundamental feminism" and "market liberalism." By linking a theoterical approach with a practical set of issues, Farquhar's The Other Machine provides a rigorous analysis of contemporary feminist debates.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415912792
ISBN-10: 0415912792
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dion Farquhar

Dion Farquhar is a political theorist, cultural critic, poet and prose fiction writer living in Santa Cruz.