Technologies of Procreation: Kinship in the Age of Assisted Conception

Synopsis

Technologies of Procreation brings a fresh approach to the analysis of the social and cultural implications of assisted conception technologies. It explores how these techniques create the potential for a redefinition of relationships, because it is now possible to create life on behalf of another person. This second edition presents significant new material that enhances the original argument. By drawing on ethnographic studies, household interviews, and debates in government and among clinicians, the authors offer an insightful examination of the transformations of parenthood, procreation and kinship in the context of new reproductive technologies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • The Authors
  • Marilyn Strathern
  • Frances Price
  • Jeanette Edwards
  • Eric Hirsch
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1999
Edition:
  • 2nd