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God's Laboratory

Assisted Reproduction in the Andes


Συγγραφέας: Roberts Elizabeth F. S.
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520270824
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 298
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "God's Laboratory"

Assisted reproduction, with its test tubes, injections, and gamete donors, raises concerns about the nature of life and kinship. Yet these concerns do not take the same shape around the world. In this innovative ethnography of in vitro fertilization in Ecuador, Elizabeth F.S. Roberts explores how reproduction by way of biotechnological assistance is not only accepted but embraced despite widespread poverty and condemnation from the Catholic Church. Roberts' intimate portrait of IVF practitioners and their patients reveals how technological intervention is folded into an Andean understanding of reproduction as always assisted, whether through kin or God. She argues that the Ecuadorian incarnation of reproductive technology is less about a national desire for modernity than it is a product of colonial racial history, Catholic practice, and kinship configurations. God's Laboratory offers a grounded introduction to critical debates in medical anthropology and science studies, as well as a nuanced ethnography of the interplay between science, religion, race and history in the formation of Andean families.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Roberts Elizabeth F. S.
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
ISBN: 9780520270824
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 08/06/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 298
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 590 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 4 b-w photographs, 1 line illustration, 1 map

Περιεχόμενα

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Cast of Characters Preface Introduction: Reproductive Assistance Corporeal Punishment: Sandra 1. Private Medicine and the Law of Life Crazy for Bingo: Consuelo 2. Assisted Whiteness Yo Soy Teresa la Fea/Ugly Teresa 3. White Beauty: Gamete Donation in a Mestizo Nation When Blood Calls: Frida and Anabela 4. Egg Economies and the Traffic between Women Abandonment: Vanessa 5. On Ice: Embryo Destinies Conclusion: Care-Worthy Notes References Index

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