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Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Katharine Dow


This book takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and reproduction, fears about environmental degradation, and the rise of the biotechnology industry, the book delves into the reproductive ethics of those who do not have a personal stake in assisted reproductive technologies, but who are building lives inspired and influenced by environmentalism and concerns about the natural world's future. Moving away from experiences of infertility treatments tied to t ... More

Keywords: reproduction, assisted reproductive technology, reproductive ethics, environmentalism, nature, naturalness, stable environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691167480
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691167480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katharine Dow, author
University of Cambridge