Masculinity and betting shops; 'New' biological relatives and kinship
IVF - Laurie Taylor considers the ways in which technologically assisted human reproduction has created new biological relatives. Also, men in betting shops.
IVF - it's 35 years years since the initial success of a form of technologically assisted human reproduction which has led to the birth of 5 million 'miracle' babies. Laurie Taylor talks to Sarah Franklin, Professor in Sociology at the University of Cambridge, about her study into the meaning and impact of IVF. Has the creation of new biological relatives transformed our notion of kinship? They're joined by Henrietta Moore, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.
Also, the male space of the 'bookies'. Betting on horses and dogs has long been seen as a male pastime and the betting shop as a 'man's world'. Rebecca Cassidy, Professor of Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths at the University of London, asks why this should be, interviewing both workers and customers in London betting shops.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge
Find out more about Sarah Franklin
Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship
Publisher: Duke University Press; 1 edition
Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Find out more about Rebecca Cassidy
Abstract: ‘A place for men to come and do their thing’: constructing masculinities in betting shops in London
The British Journal of Sociology, 65: 170–191