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Haunting Images: A Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam

Tine M Gammeltoft

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520278424
eISBN:
9780520958159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278424.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the twenty-first century, people's possibilities to choose the children that they want to enter this world have expanded dramatically. Across the globe, new reproductive technologies enable ... More


Introduction: Choice as Belonging

Tine M. Gammeltoft

in Haunting Images: A Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520278424
eISBN:
9780520958159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278424.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter outlines the main topics and arguments of Haunting Images. The chapter begins from the assumption that the life-and-death decisions that selective reproduction entails ... More


Sonographic Imaging and Selective Reproduction in Hanoi

Tine M. Gammeltoft

in Haunting Images: A Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520278424
eISBN:
9780520958159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278424.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Vietnam's capital Hanoi and describes the sociopolitical setting in which obstetrical ultrasonography has become a practically mandatory part of pregnancy care. At the ... More


Precarious Maternal Belonging

Tine M. Gammeltoft

in Haunting Images: A Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520278424
eISBN:
9780520958159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278424.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores Vietnamese women's experiences of obstetrical ultrasound scanning, focusing particularly on the ways in which this technology comes to operate as a site for the formation of ... More


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