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Palgrave Macmillan

Reframing Reproduction

Conceiving Gendered Experiences

ISBN 9781137267122
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences

How do rapid social and technological changes shape reproductive realms today? What is at stake? What problems are raised? What solutions are offered? In this collection, leading international scholars consider the complex 'choices', anxieties, and challenges of reproduction in postmodernity for both women and men in a range of cultural positions and geographical locations in the West. Focusing on topical issues such as surrogacy, online sperm banking, gamete donation, contraception, and breastfeeding, Reframing Reproduction proposes a new framework for conceptualising the relationship between gender and reproduction in the twenty-first century. Each of the 14 chapters uniquely explores the social aspects of how women and men feel, think, and act in relation to their reproductive 'choices'. Providing accessible and thought-provoking discussions, this book will appeal to those interested in contemporary reproductive practices, technologies, and experiences.

Meredith Nash is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Tasmania, Australia. She is the author of Making 'Postmodern' Mothers: Pregnant Embodiment, Baby Bumps and Body Image.

Introduction: Conceiving of Postmodern Reproduction; Meredith Nash
1. Towards a More Inclusive Framework for Understanding Fertility Barriers; Katherine M. Johnson, Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil and Karina M. Shreffler
2. Constructions of the 'Best Interests of the Child' in New South Wales Parliamentary Debates on Surrogacy; Catherine Ruth Collins, Damien W. Riggs, and Clemence Due
3. 'Diseases', 'Defects', 'Abnormalities' and 'Conditions': Discursive Tensions in Prenatal Screening; Meredith Vanstone, Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, and Jeff Nisker
4. The Limits of 'Choice': Abortion and Entrepreneuralism; Kate Gleeson
5. Gaps in Post-Birth Care in Neoliberal Times: Evidence from Canada; Cecilia Benoit, Camille Stengel, Rachel Phillips, Maria Zadoroznyj, and Sarah Berry
6. Unborn Assemblages: Shifting Configurations of Embryonic and Foetal Embodiment ; Deborah Lupton
7. Picturing Postpartum Body Image: A Photovoice Study; Meredith Nash
8. 'My Doctor Told Me I Can Still Have Children But …': Contradictions in Women's Reproductive Health Experiences After Spinal Cord Injury; Heather Dillaway and Catherine Lysack
9. Taking a Long View of the 'Right Time' for Fatherhood; Fiona Shirani
10. Anticipating and 'Experiencing' Birth: Men, Essentialisms and Reproductive Realms; Tina Miller
11. Putting 'Daddy' in the Cart: Ordering Sperm Online; Lisa Jean Moore and Marianna Grady
12. Reciprocity in the Donation of Reproductive Oöcytes; Margaret Boulos, Ian Kerridge, and Catherine Waldby
13. Expressed Breast Milk as Commodity: Disembodied Motherhood and Involved Fatherhood; Victoria Team and Kath Ryan
14. What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger: Young Women's Online Conversations About Quitting the Pill; Elizabeth Arveda Kissling
Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here? ; Meredith Nash

Elizabeth Arveda Kissling, Eastern Washington University, USA
Cecilia Benoit, University of Victoria, Canada
Sarah Berry, McGill University, Canada
Margaret Boulos, University of Sydney, Australia
Catherine Collins, University of Adelaide, Australia
E. Anne Kinsella, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Heather Dillaway, Wayne State University, USA
Clemence Due, University of Adelaide, Australia
Kate Gleeson, Macquarie University, Australia
Marianna Grady, State University of New York, USA
Arthur L. Greil, Alfred University, USA
Katherine M. Johnson, Tulane University, USA
Ian Kerridge, University of Sydney, Australia
Deborah Lupton, University of Sydney, Australia
Catherine Lysack, Wayne State University, USA
Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Tina Miller, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Lisa Jean Moore, State University of New York, UK
Jeff Nisker, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Rachel Phillips, University of Victoria, Canada
Damien W. Riggs, Flinders University, Australia
Kath Ryan, La Trobe University, Australia
Fiona Shirani, Cardiff University, UK
Karina M. Shreffler, Oklahoma State University, USA
Camille Stengel, University of Kent, UK
Victoria Team, La Trobe University, Australia
Meredith Vanstone, McMaster University, Canada
Catherine Waldby, Sydney University, Australia
Maria Zadoroznyj, University of Queensland, Australia


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