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The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives

Davis, Gayle and Loughran, Tracey (2017) The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137520791

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Abstract

This ground-breaking, interdisciplinary volume provides an overdue assessment of how infertility has been understood, treated and experienced in different times and places. It brings together scholars from disciplines including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and the social sciences to create the first large-scale review of recent research on the history of infertility. Through exploring an unparalleled range of chronological periods and geographical regions, it develops historical perspectives on an apparently transhistorical experience. It shows how experiences of infertility, access to treatment, and medical perspectives on this ‘condition’ have been mediated by social, political, and cultural discourses. The handbook reflects on and interrogates different approaches to the history of infertility, including the potential of cross-disciplinary perspectives and the uses of different kinds of historical source material, and includes lists of research resources to aid teachers and researchers. It is an essential ‘go-to’ point for anyone interested in infertility and its history.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 11:02
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20956

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