Risk, Reproduction, and Narratives of Experience Lauren Fordyce

ISBN: 9780826518200

Published: May 28th 2012

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241 pages


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Risk, Reproduction, and Narratives of Experience  by  Lauren Fordyce

Risk, Reproduction, and Narratives of Experience by Lauren Fordyce
May 28th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 241 pages | ISBN: 9780826518200 | 7.36 Mb

As Carole Browner explains in her foreword: These chapters compellingly reveal that although we anthropologists tend to speak of biomedicine in hegemonic terms, in fact its penetration is quite variable and often ambivalently met. . . . Risk,MoreAs Carole Browner explains in her foreword: These chapters compellingly reveal that although we anthropologists tend to speak of biomedicine in hegemonic terms, in fact its penetration is quite variable and often ambivalently met.

. . . Risk, Reproduction, and Narratives of Experience sheds new light on a troubling core aspect of medicalization processes, which simultaneously render pregnant women more docile subjects even as they are impelled to actively engage with biomedicalized prenatal care regimes. . . . We also see that a consummate means by which states seek to consolidate power in the reproductive realm is through expansion of the biomedical concept of risk. This critical observation emerges repeatedly in this collection.



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