The Resource Prosthetic bodies : the construction of the fetus and the couple as patients in reproductive technologies, by Irma van der Ploeg, (electronic resource)

Prosthetic bodies : the construction of the fetus and the couple as patients in reproductive technologies, by Irma van der Ploeg, (electronic resource)

Label
Prosthetic bodies : the construction of the fetus and the couple as patients in reproductive technologies
Title
Prosthetic bodies
Title remainder
the construction of the fetus and the couple as patients in reproductive technologies
Statement of responsibility
by Irma van der Ploeg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the vast literature on contemporary reproductive technologies, Prosthetic Bodies stands out in its effective combination of insights, methods, and theories from the history of medicine, constructivist science and technology studies, and feminist theory. The double focus on IVF and related techniques, and fetal treatment and surgery, enables the identification of debatable tendencies within today's reproductive medicine: the translation of ever more medical problems basically unrelated to women's own reproductive health - and, in the case of fetal diagnosis and treatment, sometimes formerly even unrelated to reproduction as such - into medical indications for invasive, often highly experimental interventions in women's bodies. The analyses show how, through the operations and workings of reproductive technologies themselves, as well as a variety of discursive mechanisms within scientific language, today's recasting of men's fertility problems and children's congenital anomalies as women's reproductive problems comes to appear inevitable. The book challenges the ability of traditional forms of medical ethics and law to adequately identify this incremental process. The careful analyses and arguments in Prosthetic Bodies will be relevant to students of science and technology, gender studies, philosophy, medical ethics, and law, and others interested in the cultural, ethical, and political ramifications of contemporary reproductive technologies
Additional physical form
Also available in print.
Cataloging source
AU@
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Ploeg, Irma van der
Dewey number
176
Index
index present
LC call number
RG133.5
LC item number
.P635 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Reproductive technology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Feminism
Label
Prosthetic bodies : the construction of the fetus and the couple as patients in reproductive technologies, by Irma van der Ploeg, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9847-7
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 172 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Online full text is restricted to subscribers
Isbn
9789401598477
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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uncompressed
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851374370
  • (OCoLC)ocn851374370
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Prosthetic bodies : the construction of the fetus and the couple as patients in reproductive technologies, by Irma van der Ploeg, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9847-7
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 172 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Online full text is restricted to subscribers
Isbn
9789401598477
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
uncompressed
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851374370
  • (OCoLC)ocn851374370
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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