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Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Katharine Dow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167480
eISBN:
9781400881062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167480.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and ... More


Ethical Labour

Katharine Dow

in Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167480
eISBN:
9781400881062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167480.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines people's ideas about good parenting by focusing on how those who do not have children plan for parenthood by creating a stable environment for their future children. The people ... More


Future Generations

Katharine Dow

in Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167480
eISBN:
9781400881062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167480.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how conceptions of the environment and the state of the natural world are implicated in people's ideas about parenthood, fertility, and future generations. It carries the theme ... More


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