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By Elizabeth F. S. Roberts

ISBN-10: 0520270827

ISBN-13: 9780520270824

ISBN-10: 0520270835

ISBN-13: 9780520270831

Assisted replica, with its attempt tubes, injections, and gamete donors, increases matters in regards to the nature of lifestyles and kinship. but those matters don't take an identical form around the globe. during this cutting edge ethnography of in vitro fertilization in Ecuador, Elizabeth F.S. Roberts explores how replica in terms of biotechnological help is not just authorized yet embraced regardless of common poverty and condemnation from the Catholic Church. Roberts’ intimate portrait of IVF practitioners and their sufferers unearths how technological intervention is folded into an Andean knowing of copy as constantly assisted, even if via relations or God. She argues that the Ecuadorian incarnation of reproductive expertise is much less a few nationwide wish for modernity than it's a made of colonial racial historical past, Catholic perform, and kinship configurations. God’s Laboratory bargains a grounded advent to severe debates in clinical anthropology and technology stories, in addition to a nuanced ethnography of the interaction among technology, faith, race and background within the formation of Andean families.

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