Books

Michelle Murphy’s Seizing the Means of Reproduction

Seizing the Means of Reproduction
Entanglements of Feminism, Health and Technoscience

by Michelle Murphy

Duke University Press, 2012.  259 pages

 

In the 1970s throughout the United States and Canada, health emerged as a feminist category around which a set of projects and goals crystallized and then diffused.  Michelle Murphy’s book Seizing the Means of Reproduction begins in California with …

Features

The biopolitics of maternal mortality: Anthropological observations from the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur

Historically, attempts to alter the conditions and cultures of maternity and motherhood have been part of the civilizing projects of colonialism and the modernizing agendas of international development.  The goals have varied over time and space — from the prevention of maternal and infant deaths amidst fears of a depleted labour pool, to the prevention of “excessive fertility” amidst fears …

Announcements

CfP: The social lives of biomedical technologies in global health development (AAA 2013)

AAA Chicago 2013  Call for Papers: The social lives of biomedical technologies in global health development

 Global health development policy and practice has made a noticeable return in recent years to technical and entrepreneurial solutions to world health challenges.  This panel will consider the social lives of new and re-purposed biomedical technologies including devices, medicines, and protocols in low resource …