Reviewer needed: ‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil’ by Emilia Sanabria

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Plastic Bodies‘ by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. In ‘Plastic Bodies’ Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She shows how hormones have become Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai’ by Marcia Inhorn

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai’ by Marcia C. Inhorn (Duke University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. In their desperate quest for conception, thousands of infertile couples from around the world travel to the global in vitro fertilization (IVF) hub of Read the full article…

Reproducing the Environment (CfP, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference Denver CO, Nov 18-22, 2015)

Organizers: Dr. Katie Dow and Dr. Janelle Lamoreaux Research Group in Reproductive Sociology, University of Cambridge In what ways is the environment a context for thinking about reproduction, and reproduction a context for thinking about the environment? Through what overlapping idioms, analogies, and examples are reproduction and the environment connected? This panel aims to encourage Read the full article…

Embodiment, Ethics, Re-Production and the lifecourse (Symposium, Edinburgh, 5 June 2014)

EMBODIMENT, ETHICS, RE/PRODUCTION & THE LIFECOURSE Thursday 5th June 2014, 10-4pm University of Edinburgh This one day event provides a forum for discussion, debate  and deliberation around a series of presentations relating to re/production, ethics and embodiment. The symposium will seek to interrogate the extent to which ethical engagement can enhance  theoretical work on embodiment; and Read the full article…

Feminist Postgraduate Reading Group on ‘Body politics & reproductive technologies’ (London, Senate House Library)

Feminist Postgraduate Reading Group Senate House Library ‘Body Politics and Reproductive Technologies’ First session: Monday February 4th 6.30 pm in Senate House Library, Room 246 The politics of the body and reproductive rights have been central to feminist scholarship and activism throughout the last century. In this semester the reading group revisits classic texts on Read the full article…

Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction (CFP, Conference, Prague, 12-14 May 2013)

Call for Presentations 1st Global Conference Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013 Prague, Czech Republic This conference seeks to explore the boundaries of reproduction, not merely as physical birth but more broadly as an agent of change, of bodily, sexual, cultural (and even viral) transitions. From iconic images of the incarnation to depictions Read the full article…