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Haunting Images A Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam

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ISBN-10: 0520278437

ISBN-13: 9780520278431

Edition: 2014

Authors: Tine M. Gammeltoft

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Description:

Based on fieldwork conducted in Hanoi, Haunting Images explores how Vietnamese families handle the difficult decisions presented by new reproductive technologies. At the center of the book are case studies of thirty pregnant women whose fetuses were labeled "abnormal" after an ultrasound examination. By following these women and their relatives through the painful process of reproductive decision-making, Tine M. Gammeltoft offers both intimate ethnographic insights into day-to-day lives in a Southeast Asian country and a sophisticated theoretical exploration of how subjectivities are forged in the face of moral assessments and demands.Across the globe, ultrasonography and other technologies…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/22/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English