International Conference: Selective reproductive technologies
– routes of routinisation and globalisation
In a historical perspective, selective reproduction is nothing new: across the world, infanticide and selective neglect of children have a long history; and the widespread deployment of sterilisation and forced abortion in especially the 20th century is well-documented. But the development and routinisation of increasingly sophisticated biomedical technologies that aim to prevent or promote the birth of particular ‘kinds of children’ has placed selective reproduction under the aegis of science and expertise in novel ways.
13-15 December 2012, a three-day international conference will be held in Copenhagen with the aim of promoting comparative social science research into the routinisation and globalisation of SRTs.
Bispetorvet 1-3, Copenhagen