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Haunting Images: A Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam

Tine M Gammeltoft


In the twenty-first century, people's possibilities to choose the children that they want to enter this world have expanded dramatically. Across the globe, new reproductive technologies enable expectant parents to select certain children-to-be for life, rejecting others before they are born. Based on fieldwork conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam, Haunting Images explores how parents-to-be handle the demanding decisions that selective reproductive technologies confront them with. Addressing questions of individuality and collectivity, responsibility and choice, the book offers a groundbreaking ethnogra ... More

Keywords: selective reproduction, prenatal diagnosis, reproductive technology, ultrasonography, abortion, disability, subjectivity, belonging, Agent Orange, Vietnam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520278424
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520278424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tine M Gammeltoft, author