Emerald Studies In Reproduction, Culture And Society

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Series description

This new book series brings together scholars from across the social sciences and humanities who are working in the broad field of human reproduction. Reproduction is a growing field of interest in the UK and internationally, and this series publishes work from across the lifecycle of reproduction addressing issues such as conception, contraception, abortion, pregnancy, birth, infertility, pre and postnatal care, pre-natal screen and testing, IVF, prenatal genetic diagnosis, mitochondrial donation, surrogacy, adoption, reproductive donation, family-making and more.

Books in this series focus on the social, cultural, material, legal, historical and political aspects of human reproduction, encouraging work from early career researchers as well as established scholars. The series includes monographs, edited collections and shortform books (between 20-50,000 words). Contributors use the latest conceptual, methodological and theoretical developments to enhance and develop current thinking about human reproduction and its significance for understanding wider social practices and processes.
Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines, including Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Science and Technology Studies, History, English Literature, Bioethics, Political Economy, Demography, Legal studies, Gender and Women’s studies, Heath Sciences, Public Health Studies and Cultural Studies, this series serves to promote this area of study, expand the boundaries of ‘reproduction studies’, increase its visibility and encourage debate.

Editorial Board
Professor Amrita Pande, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Professor Catherine Waldby, Director of the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia
Professor Nick Hopwood, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Ann Berrington, Department of Social Statistics and Demography, University of Southampton, UK
Professor Ayo Wahlberg, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Sharmila Rudrappa, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, US

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editors via email:

Petra Nordqvist
University of Manchester, UK

Nicky Hudson
De Montfort University, UK

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