Figuring fertility: poetics in the cultural practices of reproductive science

McDonald, Lisa (2011) Figuring fertility: poetics in the cultural practices of reproductive science. Post Pressed, Brisbane, Australia. ISBN 9781921214837

Abstract

Figuring Fertility creatively explores the reproductive practices of 'non-heterosexual' bodies that make other bodies with scientific or privately negotiated fertility technologies. By presenting original interview narratives of people's reproductive experiences, as well as discussions with fertility scientists and clinicians, this book renders generative and inventive reproductive practice, while reassessing current identity debates in critical theory, cultural studies, feminist and science philosophies. The book's narrative basis highlights the complex and varied ways that fertility science can evoke affective and unpredictable directions in people's lives, and in doing so, critically proposes a posthumanities era of understanding human bodies, knowledge making and critique. Each section is an inspired attempt 'To tell … Of bodies … And love' in ways that dissuade common identity models to review the influence of science in contemporary fertility practices and cultural sense-making.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 10:44
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 03:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: interdisciplinarity; cultural studies; fertility; poetics; life sciences; philosophy
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24695

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