Global Fluids: The Cultural Politics of Reproductive Waste and Value

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In the fertility and cosmetics industries, women’s body products – such as urine, eggs, and placentas – have moved from being seen as waste to becoming valuable ingredients. Taking a sociological and anthropological perspective, the author focuses in particular on the role that countries like Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, and Japan play in the reproductive products industry, and discusses the moral limits of the cultural and rhetorical trajectories that turn women’s body products into internationally mobile substances.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages206
ISBN (Print)978-1-78533-892-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78533-893-9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
SeriesFertility, Reproduction and Sexuality


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