Infertility and non-traditional family building: from assisted reproduction to adoption in the media

Feasey, R (2019) Infertility and non-traditional family building: from assisted reproduction to adoption in the media. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783030177867

Official URL: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030177867

Abstract

This book examines the representation of infertility, assisted reproduction, miscarriage, adoption and surrogacy in a wide range of media, including blogs, vlogs, social media posts and factual programming. In so doing, it illustrates how pregnancy loss, involuntary childlessness and non-traditional mothering are being depicted across the media landscape. Whilst the topic of motherhood has emerged as a significant area of academic debate, narratives of unsuccessful or unconventional mothering have remained largely absent, even at a time when there is a growing conversation about infertility online. Timely, pertinent and original, the book demonstrates the importance of a broader and more informed cultural discussion about fertility and family building.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2019 10:02
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 12:27
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