The spell of the cell: molecular reproduction and the genetic imaginary

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McDonald, Lisa. 2005. "The spell of the cell: molecular reproduction and the genetic imaginary." Lorek-Jezinska, Edyta and Wieckowska, Kararzyna (ed.) Corporeal inscriptions: representations of the body in cultural and literary texts and practices. Torun, Poland. Nicolaus Copernicus University Press. pp. 237-249
Chapter Title

The spell of the cell: molecular reproduction and the genetic imaginary

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
Book TitleCorporeal inscriptions: representations of the body in cultural and literary texts and practices
Authors
AuthorMcDonald, Lisa
EditorsLorek-Jezinska, Edyta and Wieckowska, Kararzyna
Page Range237-249
Number of Pages13
Year2005
PublisherNicolaus Copernicus University Press
Place of PublicationTorun, Poland
ISBN8323118124
Web Address (URL)http://www.wydawnictwoumk.pl/prod_56671_Corporeal_inscriptions.html
Abstract

The author draws attention to the changes in the perception of the body in corporeal reproduction under the influence of 'non-heterosexual reproductive practices'. The new molecular technologies employed in reproduction offer an alternative to and redefine what is regarded as natural or biological. The concept of queering reproductive practices emphasises the transgressive nature of the new developments in this branch of medicine.

Keywordshuman reproduction, sexuality studies, gender and sexuality, queer parenting, new reproductive technologies, human genetics, molecular biology
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440599. Gender studies not elsewhere classified
470207. Cultural theory
449999. Other human society not elsewhere classified
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