Making Bodies, Persons and Families

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Willemijn de Jong, Olga Tkach (Eds.)

Normalising Reproductive Technologies in Russia, Switzerland and Germany

ISBN 978-3-643-80020-6
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2009
Seiten 248
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Swiss: Forschung und Wissenschaft

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-80020-6 Kategorien: , ,


Since Louise Brown was born in 1978, „artificial fertilisation“ has become
widely practiced. The far-reaching social implications of these procedures
are an understudied phenomenon in Switzerland and Russia. Public
acceptance of in vitro fertilisation is increasing, but to have a child
with this technology, and without sex, is still often imbued with secrecy
and taboos. The book sheds light on the cultural and social production of
gendered bodies, persons and families in Russia, Switzerland and Germany
in the context of reproductive technologies, with a special focus on
normalisation practices.

Willemijn de Jong, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
University of Zurich

Olga Tkach, Centre for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg