Call for chapter proposals - edited book - Reframing Reproduction
This edited collection will argue that reproduction should be ‘reframed’ within sociology to acknowledge the new ‘choices’, anxieties and challenges that come alongside life in late modernity for both women and men. The central aim of this collection is to extend sociological scholarship by focusing on reproduction as a field of research in its own right. The content of the monograph will engage with all aspects of reproduction, inclusive of the experiences and views of women and men, and health practitioners in increasingly globalised societies.
I am looking for suitable chapter proposals that explore the themes of risk, contested ‘choices’, ‘empowerment’, embodied experiences, medicalisation or the commodification of reproduction as some of the key nodes connecting sociology and feminist scholarship in terms of both theory building and empirical research.
Potential authors are invited to develop a chapter that addresses one or more of the themes listed below:
1) Defining and understanding contemporary reproduction
2) The interface between reproduction, feminism, gender and health.
3) Gendered and cross-cultural experiences of reproduction
Contested ‘choices’ and ‘empowerment’
•Negotiating reproductive ‘choices’
•Experiences of reproduction through the lenses of age, gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality (e.g. ‘older’, gay/lesbian/queer, teen, and single parenthood, childlessness)
•How is risk imbricated within contemporary western and increasingly ‘global’ socio-cultural practices and ideologies related to reproduction?
Experience and practice of reproductive health care
•Health care during pregnancy and birth
•Reproductive science/technology and the new relationships it creates and challenges for men and women
•Responses to identifying and managing risk
The reproductive market place and technology
•Buying or borrowing any aspect of reproduction (e.g. sperm banks/banking, surrogacy, egg donation, selective reduction, multiple births)
•Reproduction and the internet (e.g. preconception care, fertility phone apps, tracking technology).
•Reproduction tourism (infertility/IVF, surrogacy, post-birth plastic surgery, etc.)
•Commodification of pregnancy and parenthood (e.g. maternity fashion, exercise classes, websites, ‘entertainment’ ultrasounds, surrogacy)
Interested authors are invited to submit abstracts/chapter proposals (approx. 300 words) and a biographical sketch by 31 December 2011. If accepted, final submissions of no more than 6,500 words (including notes and references) must be submitted by mid-July 2012.
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