The Discursive Landscape

  • Sandra P. González-Santos


The Discursive Landscape explores how assisted reproduction was presented in the media and in other discursive spaces (e.g. trade shows, public spaces, and patient information sessions). The guiding questions are: As assisted reproduction presented as offering an advantage over adoption? Was it depicted as too complex to use? Were its outcomes made observable? Did it articulate with established cultural values and gender roles? The chapter concludes that, in the discursive landscape analysed, assisted reproduction is constructed as a highly successful solution to infertility, as an acceptable way to perform motherhood, and as a series of technologies that are capable of imitating nature while also going beyond it and solving problems nature cannot. These framings help make assisted reproduction a usable commodity.


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  • Sandra P. González-Santos
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  1. 1.Facultad de BioéticaUniversidad AnáhuacMexico CityMexico

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