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Infertility and Non-traditional Family Building

From Assisted Reproduction to Adoption in the Media

Authors: Feasey, Rebecca

  • Examines representations of the 'unseen' side of motherhood — infertility, assisted reproduction, miscarriage, adoption and surrogacy
  • Provides an introductory account of different social, sexual and medical terms as they relate to infertility, artificial insemination, miscarriage, surrogacy, fostering, adoption and abortion
  • Combines traditional textual analysis with an examination of ancilliary materials and personal case studies to make sense of media depictions of infertility and non-traditional maternal practices
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  • Due: October 3, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17787-4
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About this book

This book examines the representation of infertility, assisted reproduction, miscarriage, adoption and surrogacy in a wide range of media, including blogs, vlogs, social media posts and factual programming. In so doing, it illustrates how pregnancy loss, involuntary childlessness and non-traditional mothering are being depicted across the media landscape. Whilst the topic of motherhood has emerged as a significant area of academic debate, narratives of unsuccessful or unconventional mothering have remained largely absent, even at a time when there is a growing conversation about infertility online. Timely, pertinent and original, the book demonstrates the importance of a broader and more informed cultural discussion about fertility and family building.

About the authors

Rebecca Feasey is Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Communications at Bath Spa University, UK. She is the author of Mothers on Mothers: Maternal Readings of Popular Culture (2016), From Happy Homemaker to Desperate Housewives: Motherhood and Popular Television (2012) and Masculinity and Popular Television (2008).

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“A work of some originality and importance. Feasey builds on extant work to identify innovative focal points for attention, producing insights into medical literature and mediations with skill, consistency and sensitivity.” (Paul Long, Professor of Media and Cultural History, Birmingham City University)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 3, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17787-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: September 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17786-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infertility and Non-traditional Family Building
Book Subtitle
From Assisted Reproduction to Adoption in the Media
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17787-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17787-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17786-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 276
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