Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots

Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots

by Robbie Davis-Floyd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415916038

ISBN-13: 9780415916035

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415916035
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Joseph Dumit and Robbie Davis-Floyd -- Introduction:

Cyborg Babies: Children of the Third Millenium

Part One: CYBORG CONCEPTIONS

One Matthew Schmidt and Lisa Jean Moore -- Constructing a "Good Catch," Picking a

Winner

The Development of Technosemen and the Deconstruction of the Monolithic Male

Two Charis M. Cussins -- "Quit Sniveling, Cryo-Baby. We'll Work Out Which One's Your Mama!"

Three Steven Mentor -- Witches, Nurses, Midwives, and

Cyborgs

IVF, ART, and Complex Agency in the World of Technobirth

Four Janet Isaacs Ashford -- Natural Love

Part Two: THE TECHNO-FETUS

Five Lisa M. Mitchell and Eugenia Georges -- Baby's First Picture

The Cyborg Fetus

of Ultrasound Imaging

Six Emily Martin -- The Fetus as Intruder

Mother's Bodies and Medical Metaphors

Seven Rayna Rapp -- Refusing Prenatal Diagnosis

The Uneven Meanings of Bioscience in a Multicultural World

Eight David B.

Chamberlain -- Babies Don't Feel Pain

A Century of Denial in Medicine

Part Three: MACHINES AND MOTHERS: POSTMODERN PREGNANCY, CYBORG BIRTH

Nine Elizabeth F. S. Roberts -- "Native" Narratives of Connectedness

Surrogate Motherhood and

Technology

Ten Joseph Dumit with Sylvia Sensiper -- Living with the "Truths" of DES

Toward an Anthropology of Facts

Eleven Elizabeth Cartwright -- The Logic of Heartbeats

Electronic Fetal Monitoring and Biomedically Constructed

Birth

Twelve Robbie Davis-Floyd -- From Technobirth to Cyborg Babies

Reflections on the Emergent Discourse of a Holistic Anthropologist

Part Four: TECHNO-TOYS AND TECHNO-TOTS

Thirteen Jennifer L. Croissant -- Growing Up Cyborg

Developmental Stories for Postmodern Children

Fourteen Mizuko Ito -- Inhabiting Multiple Worlds

Making Sense of SimCity 2000 in the Fifth Dimension

Fifteen Sherry Turkle -- Cyborg Babies and Cy-Dough-Plasm

Ideas about Self and Life

in the Culture of Simulation

Sixteen Anne Hill -- Children of Metis: Beyond Zeus the Creator

Paganism and the Possibilities for Embodied Cyborg Childraising

teaching and will be indispensable reading for scholars in the many fields upon which it touches (Medical Anthropology Quarterly, December 1999)

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