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The Resource On having an own child : reproductive technologies and the cultural construction of childhood, Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

On having an own child : reproductive technologies and the cultural construction of childhood, Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

Label
On having an own child : reproductive technologies and the cultural construction of childhood
Title
On having an own child
Title remainder
reproductive technologies and the cultural construction of childhood
Statement of responsibility
Karín Lesnik-Oberstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How are ideas of genetics, 'blood', the family, and relatedness created and consumed?This is the first book ever to consider in depth why people want children, and specifically why people want children produced by reproductive technologies (such as IVF, ICSI etc). As the book demonstrates, even books ostensibly devoted to the topic of why people want children and the reasons for using reproductive technologies tend to start with the assumption that this is either simply a biological drive to reproduce, or a socially instilled desire. This book uses psychoanalysis not to provide an answer in its own right, but as an analytic tool to probe more deeply the problems of these assumptions. The idea that reproductive technologies simply supply an 'own' child is questioned in this volume in terms of asking how and why reproductive technologies are seen to create this 'ownness'. Given that it is the idea of an 'own' child that underpins and justifies the whole use of reproductive technologies, this book is a crucial and wholly original intervention in this complex and highly topical area
Cataloging source
N$T
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Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín
Dewey number
176
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ755.8
LC item number
.L487 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parenthood
  • Child psychology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Parenthood
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Child psychology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Parenthood
  • Parenthood
  • Kinderwunsch
  • Reproduktionsmedizin
  • Kulturanalyse
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Elternschaft
Label
On having an own child : reproductive technologies and the cultural construction of childhood, Karín Lesnik-Oberstein
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The child that is wanted: reading race and the global child
  • Ch. 6.
  • Conclusion: coming to grief in theory
  • Ch. 1.
  • The wanting of a baby: nature, history, culture, and society
  • Ch. 2.
  • The wanting of a baby: desire, despair, hope, and regret
  • Ch. 3.
  • The child that is wanted: perfection and commodification
  • Ch. 4.
  • The child that is wanted: kinship and the body of evidence
Control code
727949999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849406444
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727949999
Label
On having an own child : reproductive technologies and the cultural construction of childhood, Karín Lesnik-Oberstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The child that is wanted: reading race and the global child
  • Ch. 6.
  • Conclusion: coming to grief in theory
  • Ch. 1.
  • The wanting of a baby: nature, history, culture, and society
  • Ch. 2.
  • The wanting of a baby: desire, despair, hope, and regret
  • Ch. 3.
  • The child that is wanted: perfection and commodification
  • Ch. 4.
  • The child that is wanted: kinship and the body of evidence
Control code
727949999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849406444
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727949999

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