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dc.contributor.authorHudson, Nicky
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-05T10:29:20Z
dc.date.available2019-08-05T10:29:20Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-28
dc.identifier.citationHudson, N (2019) Egg donation imaginaries: embodiment, ethics, and future family formation, Sociology (In Press)en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/18295
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers the sociological utility of the ‘imaginary’ for understanding how a growing number of women who seek to conceive using donated eggs might make sense of their future desires, hopes and ambivalences. By combining the imaginary with insights from authors working on ideas about everyday or ‘ordinary’ ethics it considers how deliberations about egg donation take place and how future motherhood is constructed. Three main aspects of what are referred to as ‘egg donation imaginaries’ are defined: ‘imagining donor egg motherhood’; ‘imagining donor motivations’; and ‘imagining the donor’. The paper illustrates how the imaginary is a valuable analytical device because it illuminates how ideas, ambivalences, deliberations, and reflections about future family building are deeply social, embodied and reflexive. The imaginary advances sociological theorizing of reproduction more generally and helps to bridge existing tensions between individual practices and wider social and policy imaginaries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociologyen
dc.subjectAssisted reproductionen
dc.subjectcross-border reproductionen
dc.subjectegg donationen
dc.subjectimaginariesen
dc.subjectinfertilityen
dc.subjectIVFen
dc.subjectfuturesen
dc.subjectmotherhooden
dc.titleEgg donation imaginaries: embodiment, ethics, and future family formationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0038038519868625
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)en
dc.projectidRES-000-22-3390en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2019-07-16
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Reproduction Research (CRR)en


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