The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram
Technology, Consumption, and the Politics of ReproductioneBook
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 ultraso.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. :2008. Rutgers University Press,
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 205 pages) : illustrations