Following the routinization of assisted reproduction in the industrialized world, technologies such as in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and DNA-based paternity testing have traveled globally and are now being offered to couples in numerous non-Western countries. This volume explores the application and impact of these advanced reproductive and genetic technologies in societies across the globe. By highlighting both the cross-cultural similarities and diverse meanings that technologies may assume as they enter multiple contexts, the book aims to foster understanding of both the technologies and the settings. Enhanced by cross-cultural perspectives, the book addresses the challenges that globalization presents to local understandings of science, technology, and medicine.
Acknowledgements Introduction: Assisting reproduction, testing genes: Global encounters with new biotechnologies Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Marcia C. Inhorn PART I: FAMILIES AND BEYOND: REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW SOCIAL ORDERS Chapter. 1 East in west? Turkish migrants and the conception of the ethnic other in Germany Lisa Vanderlinden Chapter 2. Cultural meanings of assisted reproductive technologies: Women's voices from Bulgaria Yulia Panayotova and Irina L. G. Todorova Chapter 3. ICSI: Reflections on male infertility and manhood in the Middle Eastern Muslim world Marcia C. Inhorn PART II: COUPLES AND OTHERS: ASSISTING REPRODUCTION WITH THIRD PARTIES Chapter 4. The traffic between women: Female alliance and familial egg donation in Ecuador Elizabeth Roberts Chapter 5. Law, ethics, and donor technologies in Shi'a Iran Soraya Tremayne Chapter 6. Inappropriate relations: The ban on surrogacy with In Vitro fertilization and the limits of state renovation in contemporary Vietnam Melissa J. Pashigian Chapter 7. Contested surrogacy and the gender order: An Israeli case study Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli PART III: TESTING GENES AND USING CELLS: ENCOUNTERS WITH ADVANCED GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES Chapter 8. The genesis of embryos and ethics In Vitro: Practicing preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Argentina Kelly Raspberry Chapter 9. Assisted life: The neoliberal moral economy of embryonic stem cells in India Aditya Bharadwaj Chapter 10. Doubt is the mother of all invention: DNA and paternity in a Brazilian setting Claudia Fonseca Notes on contributors Bibliography Index