Les enfants de la défaite

La Résistance, l'éducation et la culture
First Edition



KEYWORDS: BIOETHICS - MEDICALLY ASSISTED PROCREATION - GAMETE DONATION - SURROGATE MOTHERS - HOMOPARENTALITY - SINGLE PARENT - FAMILIES

From the moment the first French "test tube" baby was born in 1982, intense social debates arose. Will this procedure dehumanize birth? Is family primarily biological or social? Are families resulting from fertility labs families like any other?

A long process began, which lead to the adoption of bioethics laws in 1994. In France, only a couple comprised of one man and one woman in a stable relationship are allowed, the donation of sperm and eggs are free and anonymous, and surrogate mothers are prohibited.

Fifteen years later, the laws are back to the drawing board. Times have changed, and the family has diversified. Children born thanks to a donor demand to know about their origins. The gestation for others hasn't been eradicated. Same sex couples demand to be recognized. The controversy reignites and policies have been questioned. Nevertheless, against all expectations, the law has been revisited.

An unprecedented synthesis of thirty years of public debate and political decisions around a societal subject revolutionized by scientific progress.

The Author: Dominique Mehl is a sociologist at CNRS. She has followed reproductive medicine issues since their emergence and works closely with doctors, intellectuals, and policy makers on life and its representations as linked to childbirth. She has already published two works on the question: Naître ? (Bayard, 1999) et Enfants du don (Robert Laffont, 2008).
 


Paperback - In French 26.00 €

Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
Jean-François Muracciole,
Collection
Académique
Language
French
Tags
Publisher Category
> History field > History by period
Publisher Category
> History
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published
17 October 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics and government

Paperback


Publication Date
01 January 1998
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-0741-3
Code
9782724607413
Weight
430 grams
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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