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The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram: Technology, Consumption, and the Politics of Reproduction (Studies in Medical Anthropology)

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In The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram, medical anthropologist Janelle S. Taylor analyzes the full sociocultural context of ultrasound technology and imagery. Drawing upon ethnographic research both within and beyond the medical setting, Taylor shows how ultrasound has entered into public consumer culture in the United States. The book documents and critically analyzes societal uses for ultrasound such as nondiagnostic "keepsake" ultrasound businesses that foster a new consumer market for these blurry, monochromatic images of eagerly awaited babies, and anti-abortion clinics that use ultrasound in an attempt to make women bond with the fetuses they carry, inciting a pro-life state of mind.

This book offers much-needed critical awareness of the less easily recognized ways in which ultrasound technology is profoundly social and political in the United States today.

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In The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram, medical anthropologist Janelle S. Taylor analyzes the full sociocultural context of ultrasound technology and imagery. Drawing upon ethnographic research both within and beyond the medical setting, Taylor shows how ultrasound has entered into public consumer culture in the United States.

About the Author

Janelle S. Taylor is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Washington. She is coeditor of Consuming Motherhood (Rutgers University Press).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813543642
Author:
Taylor, Janelle S.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Perinatology & Neonatology
Subject:
Marketing of health services.
Subject:
Commodification
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Studies in Medical Anthropology
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Physical
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Reproductive Rights

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"Synopsis" by , In The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram, medical anthropologist Janelle S. Taylor analyzes the full sociocultural context of ultrasound technology and imagery. Drawing upon ethnographic research both within and beyond the medical setting, Taylor shows how ultrasound has entered into public consumer culture in the United States.
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