ERIC Number: ED299140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Made to Order: The Myth of Reproductive and Genetic Progress.
Spallone, Patricia, Ed.; Steinberg, Deborah Lynn, Ed.
The issues of reproductive choice and domination of women through the use of reproductive technologies have placed feminists at odds with the medical profession and consumers. Inspired by the Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering (FINRRAGE), this collection of 21 essays advances a critical analysis of the destructive and eugenic nature and consequences of the new reproductive technologies. It contends that the use of in vitro fertilization methods to create babies and enable human embryo research relies on the social and medical control of women's bodies, undermining their integrity, social autonomy and the struggle for women's liberation. Authors from around the world have contributed to this collection of essays and attempted to bring together information on reproductive technology from developed and developing nations. Included are writings that were originally presented by women at the 1985 FINRRAGE conference in Bonn (West Germany) and similar conferences. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Females, Feminism, Genetic Engineering, Higher Education, Medicine, Reproduction (Biology), Science and Society, Science Education, Scientific Research, Technology, Womens Studies
Pergamon Press, Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmsford, NY 10523 ($36.00, hardcover--ISBN-0-08-034954-4; $16.50, flexicover--ISBN-0-08-034953-6).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A