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God's laboratory : assisted reproduction in the Andes / Elizabeth F.S. Roberts.

By: Roberts, Elizabeth F. S, 1970-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012. Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520952256; 0520952251; 9780520270824; 0520270827; 9780520270831; 0520270835; 9786613587190; 6613587192Subject(s): Human reproductive technology -- Ecuador | Human reproductive technology -- Andes Region | Fertilization in vitro, Human -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church | Medical anthropology -- Ecuador | Medical anthropology -- Andes Region | Persons | Reproductive Techniques | Christianity | Investigative Techniques | Therapeutics | Religion | Named Groups | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Humanities | Tissue Donors | Catholicism | Reproductive Techniques, Assisted | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Infertility | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | Fertilization in vitro, Human -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church | Human reproductive technology | Medical anthropology | Andes Region | Ecuador | Medicine | Health & Biological Sciences | Gynecology & ObstetricsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 616.6/920609866 LOC classification: RG133.5NLM classification: 2012 E-664 | WQ 208Other classification: SOC002010 | SOC002010. Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Cast of Characters; Preface; Introduction: Reproductive Assistance; Corporeal Punishment: Sandra; 1. Private Medicine and the Law of Life; Crazy for Bingo: Consuelo; 2. Assisted Whiteness; Yo Soy Teresa la Fea/Ugly Teresa; 3. White Beauty: Gamete Donation in a Mestizo Nation; When Blood Calls: Frida and Anabela; 4. Egg Economies and the Traffic between Women; Abandonment: Vanessa; 5. On Ice: Embryo Destinies; Conclusion: Care-Worthy; Notes; References; Index.
Summary: Assisted reproduction, with its test tubes, injections, and gamete donors, often raises important concerns regarding matters of life and kinship. Yet these concerns do not take the same form everywhere around the world. In this innovative ethnography of in vitro fertilization in Ecuador, Elizabeth Roberts shows how having children through biotechnological intervention is not only tolerated, it is embraced by the population, despite widespread poverty and official condemnation by the Catholic Church. Roberts takes us into clinics, laboratories, and homes, providing a textured picture of the int.
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Assisted reproduction, with its test tubes, injections, and gamete donors, often raises important concerns regarding matters of life and kinship. Yet these concerns do not take the same form everywhere around the world. In this innovative ethnography of in vitro fertilization in Ecuador, Elizabeth Roberts shows how having children through biotechnological intervention is not only tolerated, it is embraced by the population, despite widespread poverty and official condemnation by the Catholic Church. Roberts takes us into clinics, laboratories, and homes, providing a textured picture of the int.

Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Cast of Characters; Preface; Introduction: Reproductive Assistance; Corporeal Punishment: Sandra; 1. Private Medicine and the Law of Life; Crazy for Bingo: Consuelo; 2. Assisted Whiteness; Yo Soy Teresa la Fea/Ugly Teresa; 3. White Beauty: Gamete Donation in a Mestizo Nation; When Blood Calls: Frida and Anabela; 4. Egg Economies and the Traffic between Women; Abandonment: Vanessa; 5. On Ice: Embryo Destinies; Conclusion: Care-Worthy; Notes; References; Index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

English.

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