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Making Parents : The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies (Paperback)

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After giving an account of the book's disciplinary roots in science and technology studies and in feminist scholarship on reproduction, Thompson comes to the ethnographic heart of her study. She develops her concept of ontological choreography by examining ART's normalization of "miraculous" technology (including the etiquette of technological sex); gender identity in the assigned roles of mother and father and the conservative nature of gender relations in the clinic; the naturalization of technologically assisted kinship and procreative intent; and patients' pursuit of agency through objectification and technology. Finally, Thompson explores the economies of reproductive technologies, concluding with a speculative and polemical look at the "biomedical mode of reproduction" as a predictor of future relations between science and society.

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Publisher Mit Pr
Mfg Part# 9780262701198
SKU 203454732
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0262701197
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0360
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
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