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Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives



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Global Fluids

The Cultural Politics of Reproductive Waste and Value

Charlotte Krol√łkke

190 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-892-2 $110.00/£78.00 Hb Not Yet Published (June 2018)

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“This is sophisticated scholarship that offers original insights into notions of waste and value and their insertion into bio-industries. It is a highly readable, stimulating synthesis of current feminist cultural analysis.” · Andrea Whittaker, Monash University

Description

In the fertility and cosmetics industries, women’s body products – such as urine, eggs, and placentas – have moved from being seen as waste to becoming valuable ingredients. Taking a sociological and anthropological perspective, the author focuses in particular on the role that countries like Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, and Japan play in the reproductive products industry, and discusses the moral limits of the cultural and rhetorical trajectories that turn women’s body products into internationally mobile substances.

Charlotte Kroløkke is a Professor in the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark, with special responsibilities in cultural analyses of reproductive medicine. She has headed several interdisciplinary research projects on assisted reproduction and the fertility industry, and has published widely within the field of feminist communication and cultural analyses of reproduction.

Subject: Medical Anthropology Gender Studies Sociology



Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. Scholarly Conversation
Chapter 2. Urine. From Waste to Hormone Shots
Chapter 3. Oocytes: From Waste to Assets
Chapter 4. Placentas: From Waste to Regeneration
Chapter 5. Feminist Cultural Politics on Reproductive Donations

Bibliography
Index

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