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Through a detailed analysis of exterior and interior images of the female body, this book questions how the visual representation of women has been used to remove women's bodies from varying discourses, especially in relation to the matter of generation and reproduction. Roberta McGrath examines the relationship between human reproduction and cultural representation from 1750-1910, taking examples from medical archives, covering engraving, photography, radiography and microscopy. The book is interdisciplinary in approach, ranging across feminist theory, history of medicine and philosophy of science, as well as the history of photography. It argues that these historical images - shocking, erroneous, provocative - are absolutely crucial in understanding how the subject of human generation has now become the corporate and government-funded science of reproductive biotechnology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719041686
ISBN-10: 0719041686
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 170mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roberta McGrath

Roberta McGrath is an Associate Lecturer in Photographic Theory and Criticism at Napier University, Edinburgh

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