10.6.2011 Technology and the Politics of Reproduction

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10.6.2011 Technology and the Politics of Reproduction - Technology as Antithesis of Intimacy o Technology is cold, intimacy is warm o Technology is rational, intimacy is irrational o Technology is emotionless, intimacy is emotional - Technology Shapes Intimacy o It does not make intimacy cold or generic or unfamiliar o It transforms the contours and dynamics of intimacy o It has disrupted set ideas of what is “natural” - Example 1 o Technology has challenged notions of piological parenting Test tube babies Surrogate mothers - Example 2 o It has led to the construction of a “transsensual femme” which is distinct from a “femme” - Technology Can Make intimacy a vehicle for inequality o Rhacel Parrenas, “long-distance mothering” and Leisy Abrego, “economic Well- being in Salvadoran Transnational Families” o Jane Ward, “Gender Labor” o Rene Almeling, “Selling genes, Selling Gender” - Transnational Mothering o Rhacel Parrenas Long Distance Mothering
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