Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with the New Biotechnologies (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Pers

Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with the New Biotechnologies (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Pers

By: Marcia C. Inhorn (editor), Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli (editor)Hardback

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Following the routinization of assisted reproduction in the industrialized world, technologies such as in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and DNA-based paternity testing have traveled globally and are now being offered to couples in numerous non-Western countries. This volume explores the application and impact of these advanced reproductive and genetic technologies in societies across the globe. By highlighting both the cross-cultural similarities and diverse meanings that technologies may assume as they enter multiple contexts, the book aims to foster understanding of both the technologies and the settings. Enhanced by cross-cultural perspectives, the book addresses the challenges that globalization presents to local understandings of science, technology, and medicine.

About Author

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli is an Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel and has published extensively on the policy and practice of reproductive technologies in Israel. Marcia C. Inhorn is William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. She is also the past-President of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association. A specialist on infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in the Muslim Middle East, she is the author or editor of nine books on the subject.


Acknowledgements Introduction: Assisting reproduction, testing genes: Global encounters with new biotechnologies Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Marcia C. Inhorn PART I: FAMILIES AND BEYOND: REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW SOCIAL ORDERS Chapter. 1 East in west? Turkish migrants and the conception of the ethnic other in Germany Lisa Vanderlinden Chapter 2. Cultural meanings of assisted reproductive technologies: Women's voices from Bulgaria Yulia Panayotova and Irina L. G. Todorova Chapter 3. ICSI: Reflections on male infertility and manhood in the Middle Eastern Muslim world Marcia C. Inhorn PART II: COUPLES AND OTHERS: ASSISTING REPRODUCTION WITH THIRD PARTIES Chapter 4. The traffic between women: Female alliance and familial egg donation in Ecuador Elizabeth Roberts Chapter 5. Law, ethics, and donor technologies in Shi'a Iran Soraya Tremayne Chapter 6. Inappropriate relations: The ban on surrogacy with In Vitro fertilization and the limits of state renovation in contemporary Vietnam Melissa J. Pashigian Chapter 7. Contested surrogacy and the gender order: An Israeli case study Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli PART III: TESTING GENES AND USING CELLS: ENCOUNTERS WITH ADVANCED GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES Chapter 8. The genesis of embryos and ethics In Vitro: Practicing preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Argentina Kelly Raspberry Chapter 9. Assisted life: The neoliberal moral economy of embryonic stem cells in India Aditya Bharadwaj Chapter 10. Doubt is the mother of all invention: DNA and paternity in a Brazilian setting Claudia Fonseca Notes on contributors Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781845456252
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781845456252
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1845456254

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