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Description - Reproductive Technologies as Global Form by Michi Knecht

In the thirty years since the first ?test-tube baby,? in-vitro fertilization and other methods of reproductive assistance have become a common aspect of family life and medicine in developed nations?and, increasingly, throughout the world. This collection brings together ethnographic studies of how these reproductive technologies are deployed across a wide variety of nations and cultures, taking special account of how they are linked to aspirations towards modernity?and how they contribute to an ongoing reconfiguration of the boundaries of knowledge and human agency. The resulting volume offers both a current snapshot of the cultural state of reproductive technologies and a plethora of provocative questions for the future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783593391007
ISBN-10: 3593391007
Format: Paperback / softback
(214mm x 142mm x 30mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Campus Verlag
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Michi Knecht

Michi Knecht is a senior researcher and lecturer, Maren Klotz is a research fellow, and Stefan Beck is professor in the Department of European Ethnology, all at Humboldt University Berlin.

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