ISBN-10:
0819566306
ISBN-13:
9780819566300
Pub. Date:
03/15/2006
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Baby Steps: How Lesbian Alternative Insemination Is Changing the World

Baby Steps: How Lesbian Alternative Insemination Is Changing the World

by Amy Agigian

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819566300
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

AMY AGIGIAN is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University in Boston where she is also a founder and director of the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights.

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Setting the Historical Stage
Disfertile Discourses: The Inability of Infertility Medicine to Conceive of Lesbian Mothering
Legal Legitimacy and the Lesbian AI “Bastard”
The Economics of Lesbian Insemination
Transforming the Means of Reproduction: Lesbian AI Kinship and Politics
Conclusions: Toward a Lesbian-Normative Universe and AI Family Futures
Appendix A: Methodology, Sources and Citations
Appendix B: Definitions
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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"Patriarchy is a longstanding, durable institution and this book exhilarates any reader—heterosexual or lesbian—who is weary of living under its mantle." —Robbie Pfeufer Kahn, author of Bearing Meaning: The Language of Birth

"Baby Steps is a fascinating study into the world of lesbian alternative insemination. Agigian brings into focus the institutional discrimination that has been perpetrated against lesbian families, and justly argues that such reactions require radical revision." — —Dr. Ruth McNair, Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne

Robbie Pfeufer Kahn

“Patriarchy is a longstanding, durable institution and this book exhilarates any reader—heterosexual or lesbian—who is weary of living under its mantle.”

Dr. Ruth McNair

“Baby Steps is a fascinating study into the world of lesbian alternative insemination. Agigian brings into focus the institutional discrimination that has been perpetrated against lesbian families, and justly argues that such reactions require radical revision.” —

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