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The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram: Technology, Consumption, and the Politics of Reproduction (Studies in Medical Anthropology)
The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram: Technology, Consumption, and the Politics of Reproduction (Studies in Medical Anthropology) by Janelle S. Taylor 0813543649 9780813543642
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The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram: Technology, Consumption, and the Politics of Reproduction (Studies in Medical Anthropology) by Janelle S. Taylor

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 ultra-sound, 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 ways in which ultra-sound technology is profoundly social and political in the United States today. Book jacket.

Author: Janelle S. Taylor

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 222

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: 2008-09-09

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