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Caring Everywhere

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter identifies a theoretical and empirical agenda for care investigators, starting with an attempt to specify the concepts of care, intimacy, and work. What exactly do we mean by intimate ... More


Intimate Labour and Bioprecarity

Gabriele Griffin

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter elaborates the notion of bioprecarity as it is utilized in this volume by drawing on three theoretical concepts which have not been ‘thought together’ before. They are intimate labour as ... More


Precarious Labourers of Love: Queer kinship, reproductive labour and biopolitics1

Ulrika Dahl

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores how different forms of reproductive labour create different precarities within LGBTQ parenting and kin-making in contemporary Sweden. It especially considers the precarisation ... More


Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Gabriele Griffin and Doris Leibetseder (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This volume is concerned with the ways in which bioprecarity, here understood as the vulnerabilization of people as embodied selves, is created through regulations and norms that encourage ... More


Introduction

Gabriele Griffin and Doris Leibetseder

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate labour: Understanding bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The introduction outlines the meaning and rise of bioprecarity and the bioprecariat, here understood as those who seek help with bodily interventions and those who provide such interventions. It ... More


Precarious Pregnancies and Precious Products: Transnational commercial surrogacy in Thailand

Elina Nilsson

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the intimate labour performed by surrogate mothers in the globalized fertility market. Using her body and providing her womb and uterus, blood and sweat, the surrogate mother ... More


Conclusions

Gabriele Griffin and Doris Leibetseder

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The conclusion outlines how the different chapters in the volume have contributed to elucidating the concept of bioprecarity. This involves analysing the complex entanglements created by the ... More


Precarious Bodily Performances in Queer and Transgender Reproduction with Art

Doris Leibetseder

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) by queer and transgender people and how they have to perform particular bodily and intimate selves in the processes of ... More


‘It’s Just Sperm. That’s all you’re Giving’: Men’s views of sperm donation

Gabriele Griffin

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Much research on IVF, assisted reproduction and gamete donation has centred on their medical, legal and socio-cultural processes and meanings. Here, quite frequently, little attention is paid to the ... More


Precarious Subjectivities: Understanding the intimate labour involved in seeking clitoral reconstruction after female genital cutting

Malin Jordal

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter centres on circumcised women’s experiences of bioprecarity in the context of seeking clitoral reconstructive surgery in Sweden. Female genital cutting (FGC), significant in marking the ... More


Hierarchies of Care: Girls, Motherhood, and Inequality in Peru

Krista E. Van Vleet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042782
eISBN:
9780252051647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042782.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how young women navigate everyday moral dilemmas, develop understandings of self, and negotiate hierarchies of power, as they endeavor to “make life better” for themselves and ... More


Burning for (Mother) Europe

Nicola Mai

in Mobile Orientations: An Intimate Autoethnography of Migration, Sex Work, and Humanitarian Borders

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584959
eISBN:
9780226585147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585147.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 5 draws on original research with young men working as “professional fiancés” in the tourist sex industry in Tunisia. Drawing on the author’s autoethnographic experience as a tourist who ... More


Intimate Labor within Czech Clinics

Amy Speier

in Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In this chapter we witness the local and global encounters between North American patients and Czech doctors. The chapter witnesses the shifting role of the Czech clinic within this global care ... More


Constellations of Care and Justice

Wendy A. Vogt

in Lives in Transit: Violence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298545
eISBN:
9780520970625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298545.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the gendered dimensions of solidarity, carework and activism in multiple contexts along the migrant journey. It links together the highly visible labors of a caravan of mothers ... More


Wendy Law-Yone: Burmese Displacement and Co-occupancy in the United States

Tamara C. Ho

in Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839253
eISBN:
9780824871659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839253.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the work of diasporic author Wendy Law-Yone to show how she takes up Burmese women's literary exploration of displacement, intimate labor, sex, and contact zones. Law-Yone is ... More


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