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A Portrait of Assisted Reproduction in Mexico

Scientific, Political, and Cultural Interactions

Authors: Gonzalez-Santos, Sandra Patricia

  • Offers an important contribution to the burgeoning sub-field of social studies of assisted reproductive technologies, which are increasingly being carried out in countries outside of Euro-AmericaSituates the introduction of AR technologies in Mexico through the social, cultural, and postcolonial historical frames that dictated how it was incorporated into broader biomedical practiceAdopts a multi-layered STS framework, incorporating feminist STS, postcolonial STS, and biomedical STS

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About this book

This book paints a comprehensive portrait of Mexico’s system of assisted reproduction first from a historical perspective, then from a more contemporary viewpoint. Based on a detailed analysis of books and articles published between the 1950s and 1980s, the first section tells the story of how the epistemic, normative, and material infrastructure of the assisted reproduction system was built. It traces the professionalization process of assisted reproduction as a medical field and the establishment of its professional association. Drawing on ethnographic material, the second part looks at how this system developed and flourished from the 1980s up to 2010, its commercialization process, how the expansion of reproductive services took place, and the messages regarding reproductive technologies that circulated within a wide discursive landscape. Given its scope and methods, this book will appeal to scholars interested in science and technology studies, reproduction studies, history of medicine, medical anthropology, and sociology.

About the authors

Sandra P. González Santos, PhD is a part-time researcher at the Bioethics Faculty at the Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City and a member of Changing (In)Fertilities (Cambridge University). She has been researching the field of assisted reproduction in Mexico from a science and technology studies perspective since 2006.

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23041-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23040-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Portrait of Assisted Reproduction in Mexico
Book Subtitle
Scientific, Political, and Cultural Interactions
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23041-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23041-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23040-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 295
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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