The Social Worlds of the Unborn

The Social Worlds of the Unborn

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Human embryos and foetuses are highly public and contested figures. Their visual images appear across a wide range of forums. They have become commercial commodities as part of the IVF industry and are the focus of intense debates regarding concepts of personhood. This book discusses these issues, drawing on social and cultural theory and research.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 161 pages
  • 146 x 218 x 20mm | 339.99g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Palgrave Pivot
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • biography
  • 1137310715
  • 9781137310712
  • 1,001,640

About Deborah Lupton

Deborah Lupton is Senior Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her most recent publications include Medicine as Culture, Fat and Risk.

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Table of contents

1. Contingencies of the Unborn 2. Imaging the Unborn 3. The Unborn within the Self: Women's Experiences of Pregnancy 4. Death, Disposal and the Unborn 5. The Endangered Unborn

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