The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram

The Public Life of the Fetal Sonogram

Technology, Consumption, and the Politics of Reproduction

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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 ultraso.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. :2008. Rutgers University Press,
ISBN: 9780813545608
0813545609
0813543649
9780813543642
0813543630
9780813543635
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 205 pages) : illustrations

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