Politics of Reproduction|
This course will examine the landscape of fertility through the lenses of pregnancy, fetal and embryonic personhood, genetic testing, surrogacy, adoption, abortion, assisted reproductive technology, and reproductive justice. We will consider how the pregnant and in/fertile body is politicized and enmeshed in transnational circuits of labor and capital. We will consider these themes by bringing together perspectives in medical anthropology, science and technology studies, sociology of medicine, disability studies, gender studies, Black studies, Latinx studies, Indigenous studies, and environmental studies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Blackstone, Dr Amy. 2019. Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence. New York, New York: Dutton.
Cecil, Rosanne. 2020. Anthropology of Pregnancy Loss: Comparative Studies in Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death. Routledge.
Clarke, Adele E. 2022. Disciplining Reproduction: Modernity, American Life Sciences, and the Problems of Sex.
Franklin, Sarah. 2006. Born and Made¿: An Ethnography of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. Princeton, N.J.¿; Oxford: Princeton University Press.
¿¿¿. 2007. Dolly Mixtures: The Remaking of Genealogy. https://doi.org/10.1215/9780822389651.
Friese, Carrie. 2013. Cloning Wild Life¿: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals. New York: New York University Press.
Govindrajan, Radhika. 2018. Animal Intimacies¿: Interspecies Relatedness in India¿s Central Himalayas. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Landecker, Hannah. 2007. Culturing Life¿: How Cells Became Technologies. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.
Lorde, Audre. 1997. The Cancer Journals. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books.
Morgan, Lynn M., and Meredith W. Michaels. 1999a. Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions. University of Pennsylvania Press. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv512rtm.
Murphy, Michelle. 2017. The Economization of Life. Durham¿; London: Duke University Press Books.
Scott, Christopher Thomas. 2006. Stem Cell Now¿: From the Experiment That Shook the World to the New Politics of Life. New York: Pi Press.
Strathern, Marilyn. 1992. Reproducing the Future¿: Essays on Anthropology, Kinship, and the New Reproductive Technologies. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Svendsen, Mette N. 2022. Near Human¿: Border Zones of Species, Life, and Belonging. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
Thompson, Charis. 2005. Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies. Inside Technology. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.
Wahlberg, Ayo. 2018. Good Quality: The Routinization of Sperm Banking in China.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1. Weekly readings, response posts, and participation in class discussions
2. Students will each co-lead one class discussion
3. Midterm paper (8-10 pages)
4. Final paper proposal (1 page) and final paper (15-18 pages)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
|Instructor(s): Lefèvre,Manon Times: ....R.. 10:20AM-01:10PM; Location: SCIE109; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 2||FR: X|
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