Gender in Transition
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The wish for a child runs deep, as does the desire for parenthood. It is a wish that is essential to the continuance of the human species. It derives its motive power from many interrelated sources: psychobiological, sociological, historical. Yet it is a power that is changing hands. A short decade ago, Louise Brown was born. Prior to this event, human beings had begun biological life deep inside a female body. Louise Brown's birth signaled the beginning of a new era: The door to a new biotechnological world was opened, a world of artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy,…mehr

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The wish for a child runs deep, as does the desire for parenthood. It is a wish that is essential to the continuance of the human species. It derives its motive power from many interrelated sources: psychobiological, sociological, historical. Yet it is a power that is changing hands. A short decade ago, Louise Brown was born. Prior to this event, human beings had begun biological life deep inside a female body. Louise Brown's birth signaled the beginning of a new era: The door to a new biotechnological world was opened, a world of artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, embryo transplants, amniocentesis, gender preselection-procedures imagined but never before realized, leading perhaps to the injection of new genetic material into frozen embryos. Indeed, what had been, since Eve, an exclusively female power and prerogative has now been invaded by 20th-century biotechnology. The womb has been replaced, and sperm and egg can now be joined without love and romance. Change brings with it new questions: A complex inquiry has been generated by issues that are psychological, ethical, moral, biological, sociological, and legal. Simultaneously, and not incidentally or accidentally, gender psychology is in transi tion. As we enter an androgynous zone, cultural heroes shift, new couples emerge. Gender roles are redefined, and renegotiated, not without struggle and apprehen sion. We are approaching a new frontier-hopeful, self-conscious, and anxious. The possibilities are endless, as are the problems.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer US / Springer, Berlin
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Seitenzahl: 332
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22. März 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 505g
  • ISBN-13: 9781468456332
  • ISBN-10: 1468456334
  • Artikelnr.: 39503180
Inhaltsangabe
- Gender in Transition: A Brave New World?.- I - Gender in Transition: The Androgynous Zone.- 1 - That Old Black Magic of Femininity: Then and Now.- 2 - From John Wayne to Tootsie: The Masculine Struggle with Psychological Integration.- 3 - Preparation for Fatherhood: Dreams of Transition.- 4 - Gender Stereotypes: A New Egalitarian Couple Emerges.- 5 - New Parents in a Changing World: Existential and Interpersonal Dilemmas.- II - New Reproductive Technologies: From Test Tubes to Surrogates.- 6 - A Psychoanalytic Case Study: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, and Countertransference.- 7 - Paternity by Proxy: Artificial Insemination with Donor Sperm.- 8 - Psychological Implications of the Anonymous Pregnancy.- 9 - Who Becomes a Surrogate: Personality Characteristics.- 10 - Contemporary Adoption: A Cooperative Enterprise.- 11 - Artificial Insemination by Donor: Yours, Mine, or Theirs?.- 12 - Infertility and the New Reproductive Technologies: Speculations from a Psychodynamic Perspective.- 13 - Amniocentesis: The Experience of Invasion and the Ambivalence of Foreknowledge.- 14 - Gender Selection and Society.- 15 - Woman's Shifting Sense of Self: The Impact of Reproductive Technology.- III - The 21st Century: Futuristic Patterns, Concerns, and Issues.- 16 - Divided Loyalties: Ongoing Reactions to Baby M.- 17 - Feminist Tensions: Concepts of Motherhood and Reproductive Choice.- 18 - On Surrogacy: Constructing Social Policy.- 19 - The Terror of Surrogate Motherhood: Fantasies, Realities, and Viable Legislation.- 20 - Lesbian Parenting: A Personal Odyssey.- 21 - Bearing the Unbearable: The Psychological Impact of AIDS.- 22 - Toward a Sense of Immortality: Case Studies of Voluntarily Childless Couples.- 23 - 21st Century: Changing Concepts of Masculinity and Femininity.- Overview - Reflections.