Testing Women, Testing the Fetus PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Rayna Rapp

Testing Women, Testing the Fetus

Routledge
Publication date: July 2000
ISBN: 9780203011348
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$34.95
Our price:
$32.99

You save: $1.96 (6%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Pregnancy. For many women it is an exhilarating period of their lives. Having already made the decision to conceive, now women are confronted with a more encumbering choice, one riddled with emotional and moral implications: the option to test the health of their fetus prior to birth. Rayna Rapp, one of the leading feminist anthropologists in the United States, explores the complex and contradictory nature of prenatal diagnosis and its social impact and cultural meaning through the narratives of the people who have experienced it. Rich with the voices and stories of participants, these touching, firsthand accounts examine how women of diverse racial, ethnic, class and religious backgrounds perceive prenatal testing, the most prevalent and routinized of the new reproducing technologies. This Pandora's box of moral issues has prompted complex questions, such as: What do women want and not want from technology in pregnancy? What conditions are "worth" an abortion? How do women receiving a "bad" diagnosis cope with their ultimate decisions? Based on the author's decade of research and her own personal experiences with amniocentesis, "Testing Women, Testing the Fetus" explores the "geneticization" of family life in all its complexity and diversity.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Testing Women, Testing the Fetus PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2622 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Enabled. Limit of 20 pages within 7 days.
Other books by Rayna Rapp
Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Rayna Rapp
Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America
Rayna Rapp
Routledge, April 2013
ISBN: 9780415916448
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $34.95 Our price: $32.99
Recently Viewed Products