The spell of the cell: molecular reproduction and the genetic imaginary

McDonald, Lisa (2005) The spell of the cell: molecular reproduction and the genetic imaginary. In: Corporeal inscriptions: representations of the body in cultural and literary texts and practices. Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, Torun, Poland, pp. 237-249. ISBN 83-231-1812-4

Abstract

The author draws attention to the changes in the perception of the body in corporeal reproduction under the influence of 'non-heterosexual reproductive practices'. The new molecular technologies employed in reproduction offer an alternative to and redefine what is regarded as natural or biological. The concept of queering reproductive practices emphasises the transgressive nature of the new developments in this branch of medicine.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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 - No Department
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 02:48
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 02:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: human reproduction, sexuality studies, gender and sexuality, queer parenting, new reproductive technologies, human genetics, molecular biology
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
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24908

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