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dc.creatorPollock, Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:06:12Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:06:12Zen
dc.date.created2003-12en
dc.date.issued2003-12en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Humanities 2003 Winter; 24(3-4): 241-263en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Complicating+power+in+high-tech+reproduction:+narratives+of+anonymous+paid+egg+donors&title=Journal+of+Medical+Humanities+&volume=24&issue=3-4&spage=241-263&date=2003-12&au=Pollock,+Anneen
dc.identifier.urihttp://timetravel.mementoweb.org/memento/2003/http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1041-3545/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/996456en
dc.description.abstractThis paper is informed by my own participant observation and uses my own ethnography which included conducting in-depth interviews with anonymous paid egg donors and observing a listserv for women considering, pursuing, or having completed egg donation, to illustrate the way that power operates at this particular site of the reproductive center in postmodernity. After outlining who the consumers and providers of eggs are, I will use Foucault's concepts of biopower, disciplinary power, and normativity to describe how anonymous paid egg donation plays a socially useful role in reproducing privilege and in preserving the myth of the nuclear family. Drawing on feminist theorizing to problematize altruism, I will show how the construction of the altruist narrative feeds the preservation of that myth by giving egg donors appropriately feminine motivations. Finally, I will focus on one particular site of resistance on the part of egg donorscontrolling their self-presentation, tweaking the pool of eggsto underscore the simultaneity of control of and control by egg donors.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:265104en
dc.subjectAltruismen
dc.subjectDonorsen
dc.subjectEggen
dc.subjectEgg Donorsen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.subjectPoweren
dc.subjectReproductionen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationSexuality / Genderen
dc.subject.classificationIn Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transferen
dc.subject.classificationBehavioral Researchen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.subject.classificationEconomics of Health Careen
dc.titleComplicating Power in High-Tech Reproduction: Narratives of Anonymous Paid Egg Donorsen
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