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Haunting images : a cultural account of selective reproduction in Vietnam

Author: Tine M Gammeltoft
Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press, 2014. 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on years of careful ethnographic fieldwork in Hanoi, Haunting Images offers a frank and compassionate account of the moral quandaries that accompany innovations in biomedical technology. At the center of the book are case studies of thirty pregnant women whose fetuses were labeled ""abnormal"" after an ultrasound examination. By following these women and their relatives through painful processes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tine M Gammeltoft
ISBN: 9780520958159 0520958152
OCLC Number: 908740354
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 6 mai 2015).
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Description: 1 ressource en ligne (332 p.)
Contents: Prologue: haunting decisions --
Introduction: choice as belonging --
Sonographic imaging and selective reproduction in Hanoi --
A collectivizing biopolitics --
Precarious maternal belonging --
Like a loving mother? moral engagements in medical worlds --
How have we lived? accounting for reproductive misfortune --
Beyond knowledge: everyday encounters with disability --
Questions of conscience --
Conclusion: toward an anthropology of belonging --
Appendix: core cases --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Tine M. Gammeltoft.

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Based on years of careful ethnographic fieldwork in Hanoi, this book offers an account of the moral quandaries that accompany innovations in biomedical technology. Arguing for more sustained  Read more...

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"This deft and often moving volume makes a signature contribution to the growing anthropological literature on Vietnam ... Keenly observed and compellingly written." -- Martha Lincoln Medicine Read more...

 
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