The Social Worlds of the Unborn

  • Deborah Lupton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 120-153

About this book


Human embryos and foetuses are highly public and contested figures. Their visual images appear across a wide range of forums. They have become commercial commodities as part of the IVF industry and are the focus of intense debates regarding concepts of personhood. This book discusses these issues, drawing on social and cultural theory and research.


Cultural Theory embryo women

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah Lupton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45672-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31072-9
  • About this book