Relative Strangers: Family Life, Genes and Donor Conception

Relative Strangers: Family Life, Genes and Donor Conception

by Petra Nordqvist, C. Smart

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Overview

With reproductive medical technologies becoming more accessible, assisted donor conception is raising new and important questions about family life. Using in-depth interviews the authors explore the lived reality of donor conception and offer insights into the complexities of these new family relationships.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137297662
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Petra Nordqvist is Lecturer in Sociology in the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life at the University of Manchester, UK.

Carol Smart is Professor of Sociology in the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life at the University of Manchester, UK. Her recent publications include Personal Life and Same Sex Marriages (with B. Heaphy and A. Einarsdottir).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Proper Families? Cultural Expectations and Donor Conception 2. Uncharted Territories: Donor Conception in Personal Life 3. Ripples Through the Family 4. Keeping it Close: Sensitivities and Secrecy 5. Opening Up: Negotiating Disclosure 6. Donors: Strangers, Boundaries and Tantalising Knowledge 7. (Not) One of Us: Genes and Belonging in Family Life 8. Relative Strangers and the Paradoxes of Genetic Kinship

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