The Social Worlds of the Unborn (Palgrave Pivot) (Hardcover)

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Human embryos and foetuses are highly public and contested figures. Their visual images appear across a wide range of forums. They have become commercial commodities as part of the IVF industry and are the focus of intense debates regarding concepts of personhood. This book discusses these issues, drawing on social and cultural theory and research.

About the Author

Deborah Lupton is Senior Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her most recent publications include Medicine as Culture, Fat and Risk.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781137310712
ISBN-10: 1137310715
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Publication Date: June 19th, 2013
Pages: 153
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Pivot