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New Technologies and Human Rights

Thérèse Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562572
eISBN:
9780191705328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The first IVF baby was born in the 1970s. Less than twenty years later, cloning and GM food were popular talking-points, and information and communication technologies had transformed everyday life. ... More


The Texture of Reproductive Choice: Law, Ethnography, and Reproductive Technologies

Thérèse Murphy

in New Technologies and Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562572
eISBN:
9780191705328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that the complexity of reproductive choice is missing from much public discussion on assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Such discussions tend to focus on limits; this can ... More


Egg Donation and Emergence

Marcia C. Inhorn

in The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148885
eISBN:
9781400842629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148885.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents Eyad's story about double forms of emergence—both technological and masculine. On the one hand, new forms of reproductive technology are continuously emerging, and once they ... More


Consuming Technologies

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores how reproductive technologies embody cultural phenomena and become entwined with people's lives. It examines technologies designed to bring about conception from the perspective ... More


Whom Do We Belong To? Parentage and the Law

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines further challenges to the traditional family by exploring expanded definitions of legal parentage. It considers advances in reproductive technology, such as in-vitro ... More


Performing Gender

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

As new reproductive technologies reflect cultural meanings and become a conduit for changing cultural practices, they signify both a challenge to and a reinforcement of the moral order. In light of ... More


A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Rachel Bowlby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Among the elementary human stories, parenthood has tended to go untold. Compared to the spectacular attachments of romantic love, it is only the predictable sequel. Compared to the passions of ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Glover

in Choosing Children: Genes, Disability, and Design

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199290925
eISBN:
9780191710452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290925.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of whether the power to reduce the incidence of disabilities and disorders given by developments in genetics and reproductive technologies ... More


Choosing Children: Genes, Disability, and Design

Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199290925
eISBN:
9780191710452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290925.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Progress in genetic and reproductive technology now offers us the possibility of choosing what kinds of children we do and don't have. Should we welcome this power, or should we fear its ... More


Masturbation and Semen Collection

Marcia C. Inhorn

in The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148885
eISBN:
9781400842629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148885.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the tragic story of Shaykh Ali—a story of a devout Muslim man struggling with his infertile body, his attitudes toward sperm donation, and his unrequited sexuality. Shaykh Ali ... More


Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Scientific breakthroughs have led us to a point where soon we will be able to make specific choices about the genetic makeup of our offspring. In fact, this reality has arrived—and it is only a ... More


The Path to Gestational Surrogacy: Naturalizing the New Normal

Laura Harrison

in Brown Bodies, White Babies: The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479808175
eISBN:
9781479843589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479808175.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter places reproductive technologies in historical perspective, beginning with the birth of the first child born through in vitro fertilization in 1978, the accompanied explosion of ... More


The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies

Judith Daar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300137156
eISBN:
9780300229035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137156.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

A provocative examination of how unequal access to reproductive technology replays the sins of the eugenics movement. Eugenics, the effort to improve the human species by inhibiting reproduction of ... More


Medical Tourism and the Creation of Life: A Study of Fertility Tourism

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines “fertility tourism”—individuals who travel abroad to use reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination, surrogacy, sex selection, etc. Some travel for price, others ... More


Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Susan Markens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252035
eISBN:
9780520940970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252035.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front—surrogate motherhood—and illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In ... More


The Reproductive Revolution

Judith Daar

in The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300137156
eISBN:
9780300229035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137156.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter discusses how the world of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) offers those who cannot reproduce the old-fashioned way various medical techniques aimed at achieving pregnancy by ... More


Selling Hope

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter states that women and men equate new reproductive technologies with hope. Hope is closely associated with American notions of individualism and responsibility for health. Both lay and ... More


Embodied Technology

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores the new reproductive technologies that emphasize transformation, and, in doing so, naturalize technology. They allow people to view embryos and fetuses as children. As couples ... More


Introduction: The Possibility of Reproductive Autonomy

Jennifer M. Denbow

in Governed through Choice: "Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479828838
eISBN:
9781479808977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828838.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The introduction makes the case that heightened social concern about reproductive decisions has coincided with an increased ability to manage reproduction. Reproductive technology has facilitated the ... More


Decisions about Donors

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores how gendered interests are central to the new reproductive technologies. The use of donors illustrates how new reproductive technologies are ideologically shaped by gender ... More


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