Games of Life
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Games of Life

Czech Reproductive Biomedicine. Sociological Perspectives

Iva Šmídová, Eva Šlesingerová, Lenka Slepičková

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Games of Life

Czech Reproductive Biomedicine. Sociological Perspectives

Iva Šmídová, Eva Šlesingerová, Lenka Slepičková

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The Games of Life analyzes current reproductive medicine in the Czech Republic. It targets biomedicine as a concrete manifestation of modern society's normalization of Western approach to human health and illness by focusing on three specific fields: childbirth, assisted reproduction, and embryo manipulation. The objective of the book is to provide a critical sociological analysis of reproductive medicine as one of the key poles in the current form of biopower. It elaborates on the questions how the borders are negotiated between normality/legitimacy in the definitions of health and illness within the three specialized fields of reproductive medicine, how trust is established within the system of modern reproductive medicine, and how intersectionality, particularly status and gender, enters into this process.

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Table of contents

  1. Content
  2. CHAPTER ONE: Introduction to Games of Life (Iva Šmídová, Eva Šlesingerová, Lenka Slepičková)
  3. CHAPTER TWO: Biopower and Reproductive Biomedicine in the Czech Republic. A Sociological Perspective (Lenka Slepičková, Eva Šlesingerová, Iva Šmídová)
  4. CHAPTER THREE: Biopower, Life Itself and Reproductive Biotechnologies. The Concept of Life and the Genomization of Society (Eva Šlesingerová)
  5. CHAPTER FOUR: Embryo and Stem Cells Manipulation – Czech Context. Bio-objects and Their Borderlines (Eva Šlesingerová)
  6. CHAPTER FIVE: Medicine as Reproduced Powerlessness: Everyday Life in Czech Reproductive Medicine from the Physicians’ Point of View (Iva Šmídová, Lenka Slepičková)
  7. CHAPTER SIX: Establishing Trust – the Patient’s Responsibility. The Role of Trust between the Patients and the Doctors in Assisted Reproduction (Lenka Slepičková)
  8. CHAPTER SEVEN: Medical Childbirth Made in the Czech Republic: Required and Desired Practices (Iva Šmídová)
  9. CHAPTER EIGHT: Conclusion: Contemporary Challenges in Czech Reproductive Biomedicine (Eva Šlesingerová, Lenka Slepičková, Iva Šmídová)
  10. REFERENCES
  11. SUMMARY
  12. SHRNUTÍ
  13. NAME INDEX
  14. INDEX