CIRF Postgraduate Reading Group

25 February 2008, 15:30 - 17:00

Snug Room, The Graduate Union, 17 Mill Lane or

Who we are
This reading group meets informally on Mondays during term. The aim of the reading group is to bring together graduates (and early career researchers) from different faculties and departments interested in a broad range of issues related to reproduction. Currently we have members from Social Anthropology, Social and Political Sciences, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Centre for Family Research and Geography - and we welcome interested researchers from all disciplines!

What we read
In our selected readings we try to maintain a balance between 'seminal' readings from various disciplines on the broad academic field of 'reproduction' and more recent or controversial pieces, as well as between theoretical material and empirical pieces. The reading material is very much determined and steered by the interests of current members. We usually read two pieces a week, which in some way complement each-other, and take turns in nominating readings. Some of the topics we have explored in the past include: Second-wave feminist responses to reproductive medicine; sexual dualism; social studies of the sexing of hormones; Foucauldian analyses of sex and power; the social and the biological; the fetal subject; biopower; men in reproduction; evolutionary arguments and 'natural' reproduction; and bodily boundaries.

Contact
If you have any inquries about the reading group, or would like to join, please email us at: repro@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

All welcome. No registration required.


Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum (CIRF