The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History

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 ...

Author: Gayle Davis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137520809

Category: History

Page: 663

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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. Chapter 19 is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History

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 ...

Author: Gayle Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781786847034

Category: Electronic books

Page:

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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.

Spa Culture and Literature in England 1500 1800

In The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History, ed. Gayle Davis and Tracey Loughran, 171–197. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Vasset, Sophie. 2017.

Author: Sophie Chiari

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030665682

Category:

Page:

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The Hidden Affliction

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infertility in History Simon Szreter ... eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts, ...

Author: Simon Szreter

Publisher: Rochester Studies in Medical H

ISBN: 1580469612

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 371

View: 482

Multidisciplinary collection of essays on the relationship of infertility and the "historic" STIS--gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis--producing surprising new insights in studies from across the globe and spanning millennia.

Gender Health and Healing 1250 1550

'Men and Infertility in Late Medieval Medicine', Social History of Medicine, 29 (2016), 245-66. ... in The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History, ed.

Author: Sara Ritchey

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048544467

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 464

This path-breaking collection offers an integrative model for understanding health and healing in Europe and the Mediterranean from 1250-1550. By foregrounding gender as an organizing principle of healthcare, the contributors challenge traditional binaries that ahistorically separate care from cure, medicine from religion, and domestic healing from fee-for-service medical exchanges. The essays collected here illuminate previously hidden and undervalued forms of healthcare and varieties of body knowledge produced and transmitted outside the traditional settings of university, guild, and academy. They draw on non-traditional sources-vernacular regimens, oral communications, religious and legal sources, images and objects-to reveal additional locations for producing body knowledge in households, religious communities, hospices, and public markets. Emphasizing cross-confessional and multi-linguistic exchange, the essays also reveal the multiple pathways for knowledge transfer in these centuries. The volume provides a synoptic view of how gender and cross-cultural exchange shaped medical theory and practice in later medieval and Renaissance societies.

Writing History

Tracey Loughran is Professor of History at the University of Essex. ... (with Gayle Davis) of The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, ...

Author: Stefan Berger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474255892

Category: History

Page: 464

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The third edition of Writing History provides students and teachers with a comprehensive overview of how the study of history is informed by a broader intellectual and analytical framework, exploring the emergence and development of history as a discipline and the major theoretical developments that have informed historical writing. Instead of focusing on theory, this book offers succinct explanations of key concepts that illuminate the study of history and practical writing, and demonstrates the ways they have informed practical work. This fully revised new edition comprehensively rewrites and updates original chapters but also includes new features such as: - new chapters on postcolonial, environmental and transnational history; - chapter introductions setting them within the context of historiography; - a new substantive introduction from the editors, providing a useful road-map for students; - an expanded glossary. In its new incarnation Writing History is, more than ever, an invaluable introduction to the central debates that have shaped history.

Infertility Comics and Graphic Medicine

In The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives, ed. Gayle Davis and Tracey Loughran 431– 460.

Author: Chinmay Murali

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100044211X

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 965

Infertility Comics and Graphic Medicine examines women’s graphic memoirs on infertility, foregrounding the complex interrelationship between women’s life writing, infertility studies, and graphic medicine. Through a scholarly examination of the artists’ use of visual-verbal codes of the comics medium in narrating their physical ordeals and affective challenges occasioned by infertility, the book seeks to foreground the intricacies of gender identity, embodiment, subjectivity, and illness experience. Providing long-overdue scholarly attention on the perspectives of autobiographical and comics studies, the authors examine the gendered nature of the infertility experience and the notion of motherhood as an ideological force which interpolates socio-cultural discourses, accentuating the potential of graphic medicine as a creative space for the infertile women to voice their hitherto silenced perspectives on childlessness with force and urgency. This interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to scholars and students in comics studies, the health humanities, literature, and women’s and gender studies, and will also be suitable for readers in visual studies and narrative medicine.

IVF and Assisted Reproduction

Gayle Davis and Tracey Loughran have edited an important overview collection, The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts and ...

Author: Sarah Ferber

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811578958

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

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This is the first transnational history of IVF and assisted reproduction. It is a key text for scholars and students in social science, history, science and technology studies (STS), cultural studies, and gender and sexuality studies, and a resource for journalists, policymakers, and anyone interested in assisted reproduction. IVF was seen as revolutionary in 1978 when the first two IVF babies were born, in the UK and India. Assisted reproduction has now contributed to the birth of around ten million people. The book traces the work of IVF teams as they developed new techniques and laid the foundations of a multi-billion-dollar industry. It analyses the changing definitions and experience of infertility, the markets for eggs and children through surrogacy, cross-border reproductive treatment, and the impact of regulation. Using interviews with leading IVF figures, archives, media reports, and the latest science, it is a vital addition to the field of reproduction studies. ‘This pathbreaking account of the global forces behind the rapid rise of the fertility industry is the first to offer such a truly comprehensive overview of this hugely important topic.’ —Sarah Franklin, Chair of Sociology, University of Cambridge ‘In this compelling overview of one of the most significant technological and social interventions ever developed, the cultural and scientific imaginaries of assisted reproduction meet the obdurate histories of laboratory experiments, biological materials, and personal quests. It is an indispensable read for anyone interested in IVF and assisted reproduction.’ —Andrea Whittaker, Professor of Anthropology, Monash University

Museums History and the Intimate Experience of the Great War

Her publications include Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain (2016), The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, ...

Author: Joy Damousi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000201341

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Great War of 1914-1918 was fought on the battlefield, on the sea and in the air, and in the heart. Museums Victoria’s exhibition World War I: Love and Sorrow exposed not just the nature of that war, but its depth and duration in personal and familial lives. Hailed by eminent scholar Jay Winter as "one of the best which the centenary of the Great War has occasioned", the exhibition delved into the war’s continuing emotional claims on descendants and on those who encounter the war through museums today. Contributors to this volume, drawn largely from the exhibition’s curators and advisory panel, grapple with the complexities of recovering and presenting difficult histories of the war. In eleven essays the book presents a new, more sensitive and nuanced narrative of the Great War, in which families and individuals take centre stage. Together they uncover private reckonings with the costs of that experience, not only in the years immediately after the war, but in the century since.

Bodily Fluids in Antiquity

Fallas, R. (2015) 'Infertility, blame and responsibility in the ... in G. Davis and T. Loughran (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History.

Author: Mark Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429798598

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 722

From ancient Egypt to Imperial Rome, from Greek medicine to early Christianity, this volume examines how human bodily fluids influenced ideas about gender, sexuality, politics, emotions, and morality, and how those ideas shaped later European thought. Comprising 24 chapters across seven key themes—language, gender, eroticism, nutrition, dissolution, death, and afterlife—this volume investigates bodily fluids in the context of the current sensory turn. It asks fundamental questions about physicality and fluidity: how were bodily fluids categorised and differentiated? How were fluids trapped inside the body perceived, and how did this perception alter when those fluids were externalised? Do ancient approaches complement or challenge our modern sensibilities about bodily fluids? How were religious practices influenced by attitudes towards bodily fluids, and how did religious authorities attempt to regulate or restrict their appearance? Why were some fluids taboo, and others cherished? In what ways were bodily fluids gendered? Offering a range of scholarly approaches and voices, this volume explores how ideas about the body and the fluids it contained and externalised are culturally conditioned and ideologically determined. The analysis encompasses the key geographic centres of the ancient Mediterranean basin, including Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and Egypt. By taking a longue durée perspective across a richly intertwined set of territories, this collection is the first to provide a comprehensive, wide-ranging study of bodily fluids in the ancient world. Bodily Fluids in Antiquity will be of particular interest to academic readers working in the fields of classics and its reception, archaeology, anthropology, and ancient to Early Modern history. It will also appeal to more general readers with an interest in the history of the body and history of medicine.

Fat

A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life Christopher E. Forth ... in The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History:Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives, ...

Author: Christopher E. Forth

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 178914096X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 766

Fat: such a little word evokes big responses. While ‘fat’ describes the size and shape of bodies, our negative reactions to corpulent bodies also depend on something tangible and tactile; as this book argues, there is more to fat than meets the eye. Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life offers a historical reflection on how fat has been perceived and imagined in the West since antiquity. Featuring fascinating historical accounts, philosophical, religious and cultural arguments, including discussions of status, gender and race, the book digs deep into the past for the roots of our current notions and prejudices. Three central themes emerge: how we have perceived and imagined obesity over the centuries; how fat as a substance has elicited disgust and how it evokes perceptions of animality; but also how it has been associated with vitality and fertility. By exploring the complex ways in which fat, fatness and fattening have been perceived over time, this book provides rich insights into the stuff our stereotypes are made of.

The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction 1980 2018

... Campaign”: State-Imposed Infertility in British Reprodystopia' in: G. Davis and T. Loughran (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History ...

Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110863687X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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From 1980 to the present, huge transformations have occurred in every area of British cultural life. The election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 ushered in a new neoliberal era in politics and economics that dramatically reshaped the British landscape. Alongside this political shift, we have seen transformations to the public sphere caused by the arrival of the internet and of social media, and changes in the global balance of power brought about by 9/11, the emergence of China and India as superpowers, and latterly the British vote to leave the European Union. British fiction of the period is intimately interwoven with these historical shifts. This collection brings together some of the most penetrating critics of the contemporary, to explore the role that the British novel has had in shaping the cultural landscape of our time, at a moment, in the wake of the EU referendum of 2016, when the question of what it means to be British has become newly urgent.

Holism in Ancient Medicine and Its Reception

In The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives, ed. G. Davies and T. Loughran. London: Palgrave (2017a) 57–75.

Author: Chiara Thumiger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004443142

Category: History

Page: 464

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This volume aims at exploring the ancient roots of ‘holistic’ approaches in the specific field of medicine and the life sciences, with attention to the larger theoretical implications of these discussions, and their reception in modern debates.

Australian Mothering

Historical and Sociological Perspectives Carla Pascoe Leahy, Petra Bueskens ... The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts and ...

Author: Carla Pascoe Leahy

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030202674

Category: History

Page: 498

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This collection defines the field of maternal studies in Australia for the first time. Leading motherhood researchers explore how mothering has evolved across Australian history as well as the joys and challenges of being a mother today. The contributors cover pregnancy, birth, relationships, childcare, domestic violence, time use, work, welfare, policy and psychology, from a diverse range of maternal perspectives. Utilising a matricentric feminist framework, Australian Mothering foregrounds the experiences, emotions and perspectives of mothers to better understand how Australian motherhood has developed historically and contemporaneously. Drawing upon their combined sociological and historical expertise, Bueskens and Pascoe Leahy have carefully curated a collection that presents compelling research on past and present perspectives on maternity in Australia, which will be relevant to researchers, advocates and policy makers interested in the changing role of mothers in Australian society.

Abortion across Borders

Recent publications include (with Tracey Loughran) The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives (2017) and (with ...

Author: Christabelle Sethna

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 142142729X

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 617

Contributors: Barbara Baird, Niklas Barke, Anna Bogic, Hayley Brown, Lori A. Brown, Cathrine Chambers, Ewelina Ciaputa, Gayle Davis, Mary Gilmartin, Agata Ignaciuk, Sinéad Kennedy, Lena Lennerhed, Jo-Ann MacDonald, Colleen MacQuarrie, Jane O'Neill, Clare Parker, Christabelle Sethna, Sally Sheldon

Emotion and the Researcher

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives (palgrave, 2017). Kate mahoney is a post-doctoral Research assistant ...

Author:

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178714612X

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 757

Contributors to this edited collection argue for an emotional rebellion in the academic world, arguing that the presentation of research as ‘objective’ conceals the subject positions of researchers and the emotional imperatives that often drive research.

Feminist Philosophy of Technology

The recent history of somatic cloning in mammals. ... The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History: Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives.

Author: Janina Loh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3476049671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

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There has been little attention to feminism and gender issues in mainstream philosophy of technology and vice versa. Since the beginning of the so-called »second wave feminism« (in the middle of the 20th century), there has been a growing awareness of the urgency of a critical reflection of technology and science within feminist discourse. But feminist thinkers have not consistently interpreted technology and science as emancipative and liberating for the feminist movement. Because technological development is mostly embedded in social, political, and economic systems that are patriarchally hierarchized, many feminists criticized the structures of dominance, marginalization and oppression inherent in numerous technologies. Therefore, the question of defining and ascribing responsibility in technics and science is essential for this anthology – regarding for instance the technological transformation of labor, the life in the information society, and the relationship between humans and machines.

The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History

Several months of deprivation in a young bullock or hogget (young sheep) will do enough damage to turn them into infertile and weak animals, ...

Author: Sam White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137430206

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 380

This handbook offers the first comprehensive, state-of-the-field guide to past weather and climate and their role in human societies. Bringing together dozens of international specialists from the sciences and humanities, this volume describes the methods, sources, and major findings of historical climate reconstruction and impact research. Its chapters take the reader through each key source of past climate and weather information and each technique of analysis; through each historical period and region of the world; through the major topics of climate and history and core case studies; and finally through the history of climate ideas and science. Using clear, non-technical language, The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History serves as a textbook for students, a reference guide for specialists and an introduction to climate history for scholars and interested readers.

The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage

Your Essential Infertility Companion, 2nd edn. London: Thorsons. Furse, Anna. 2011a. '“In Every Litre of Seawater There Are Two Tablespoons of Salt”: On ...

Author: Jan Sewell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030238288

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 846

View: 378

This book brings together nearly 40 academics and theatre practitioners to chronicle and celebrate the courage, determination and achievements of women on stage across the ages and around the globe. The collection stretches from ancient Greece to present-day Australasia via the United States, Soviet Russia, Europe, India, South Africa and Japan, offering a series of analytical snapshots of women performers, their work and the conditions in which they produced it. Individual chapters provide in-depth consideration of specific moments in time and geography while the volume as a whole and its juxtapositions stimulate consideration of the bigger picture, underlining the challenges women have faced across cultures in establishing themselves as performers and the range of ways in which they gained access to the stage. Organised chronologically, the volume looks not just to the past but the future: it challenges the very notions of ‘history’, ‘stage’ and even the definition of ‘women’ itself.

The Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology and Mental Health

First, the historical attitude that fertility and family formation are ... Furthermore, they highlighted the impact infertility treatment had on men's ...

Author: John A. Barry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030043843

Category: Social Science

Page: 715

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This Handbook represents the first concerted effort to understand male mental health in a way that facilitates a positive step forward in both theory and treatment. An alarming number of men experience serious mental health issues, as demonstrated by high rates of suicide and violent offending. Despite these problems, the study of male psychology has either been overlooked, or viewed as a problem of defective masculinity. This handbook brings together experts from across the world to discuss men’s mental health, from prenatal development, through childhood, adolescence, and fatherhood. Men and masculinity are explored from multiple perspectives including evolutionary, cross-cultural, cognitive, biological, developmental, and existential viewpoints, with a focus on practical suggestions and demonstrations of successful clinical work with men. Throughout, chapters question existing models of understanding and treating men’s mental health and explore new approaches, theories and interventions. This definitive handbook encapsulates a new wave of positive theory and practice in the field of male psychology and will be of great value to professionals, academics, and those working with males through the lifespan in any sector related to male mental health and wellbeing.