Reproductive Technology Medical Sociology Products

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North

    Issues, Challenges and the Future

    Edited by Virginie Roze, Sayeed Unisa

    Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North critically analyses the political and social frameworks of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), and its impact in different countries. In the context of a worldwide social pressure to conceive – particularly for women – this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Institutionalizing Assisted Reproductive Technologies

    The Role of Science, Professionalism, and Regulatory Control

    By Alexander Styhre, Rebecka Arman

    Reproductive medicine has been very successful at developing new therapies in recent years and people having difficulties conceiving have more options available to them than ever before. These developments have led to a new institutional landscape emerging and this innovative volume explores how…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Gene, the Clinic, and the Family

    Diagnosing Dysmorphology, Reviving Medical Dominance

    By Joanna Latimer

    While some theorists argue that medicine is caught in a relentless process of ‘geneticization’ and others offer a thesis of biomedicalization, there is still little research that explores how these effects are accomplished in practice. Joanna Latimer, whose groundbreaking ethnography on acute…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Shapiro

    The new edition of Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies…

    Paperback – 2015-02-02
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing…

    Paperback – 2014-11-05
    Routledge

  • Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

    Edited by Carole Joffe, Jennifer Reich

    A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six rich and varied sections, this book offers students and instructors a broad overview of the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Gender

  • Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

    By Venla Oikkonen

    Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it…

    Hardback – 2013-05-30
    Routledge
    Transformations

  • Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

    By Gail Landsman

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
    Routledge

  • Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth

    A guide for midwives

    By Denis Walsh

    Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a world wide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth are rising…

    Hardback – 2007-04-20
    Routledge

  • Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health

    Edited by Mavis Kirkham

    In this book, a team of international contributors examine bodies, leakage and boundaries, illuminating the contradictions and dilemmas in women’s healthcare. Using the concept of pollution, this book highlights how women and health issues are categorised, and health workers and women are confined…

    Paperback – 2006-12-07
    Routledge

  • Technologies of Procreation

    Kinship in the Age of Assisted Conception, 2nd Edition

    By Jeanette Edwards, Sarah Franklin, Eric Hirsch, Frances Price, Marilyn Strathern

    Technologies of Procreation bridges the gap between medical technology and cultural values. It looks at the ways in which the 'technologies of procreation' affect society from an anthropological perspective.…

    Paperback – 1999-01-14
    Routledge

  • Cyborg Babies

    From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots

    Edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Joseph Dumit

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1998-07-27
    Routledge

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