The Oocyte Economy (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
248
Utgivningsdatum
2019-05-06
Förlag
Duke University Press
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 19 mm
Vikt
326 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781478004721
The Oocyte Economy (häftad)

The Oocyte Economy

The Changing Meaning of Human Eggs

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In recent years increasing numbers of women from wealthy countries have turned to egg donation, egg freezing, and in vitro fertilization to become pregnant, especially later in life. This trend has created new ways of using, exchanging, and understanding oocytes-the reproductive cells specific to women. In The Oocyte Economy Catherine Waldby draws on 130 interviews---with scientists, clinicians, and women who have either donated or frozen their oocytes or received those of another woman---to trace how the history of human oocytes' perceived value intersects with the biological and social life of women. Demonstrating how oocytes have come to be understood as discrete and scarce biomedical objects open to valuation, management, and exchange, Waldby examines the global market for oocytes and the power dynamics between recipients and the often younger and poorer donors. With this exploration of the oocyte economy and its contemporary biopolitical significance, Waldby rethinks the relationship between fertility, gendered experience, and biomedical innovation.
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Catherine Waldby is Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University and the author and coauthor of several books, including Clinical Labor: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy, also published by Duke University Press.

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Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 1. Temporal Oocytes: Fertility and Deep Time 23 2. Twentieth-Century Oocytes: Experiment and Experience 41 3. Precious Oocytes: IVF and the Deficit Spiral 64 4. Global Oocytes: Medical Tourism and the Transaction of Fertility 88 5. Cold-Chain Oocytes: Vitrification and the Formation of Corporate Egg Banks 119 6. Private Oocytes: Personal Egg Banking and Generational Time 114 7. Innovation Oocytes: Therapeutic Cloning and Mitochondrial Donation 161 Conclusion 191 Appendix 199 Notes 205 References 211 Index 231