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Dow, Katharine 1982-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 607 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ766, 301
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Katharine Dow
Making a good life : an ethnography of nature, ethics, and reproduction by Katharine Dow( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Making a Good Life takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and reproduction, fears about environmental degradation, and the rise of the biotechnology industry, Katharine Dow delves into the reproductive ethics of those who do not have a personal stake in assisted reproductive technologies, but who are building lives inspired and influenced by environmentalism and concerns about the natural world's future. Moving away from experiences of infertility treatments tied to the clinic and laboratory, Dow instead explores reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies as topics of public concern and debate, and she examines how people living in a coastal village in rural Scotland make ethical decisions and judgments about these matters. In particular, Dow engages with people's ideas about nature and naturalness, and how these relate to views about parenting and building stable environments for future generations. Taking into account the ways daily responsibilities and commitments are balanced with moral values, Dow suggests there is still much to uncover about reproductive ethics. Analyzing how ideas about reproduction intersect with wider ethical struggles, Making a Good Life offers a new approach to researching, thinking, and writing about nature, ethics, and reproduction"--The publisher
My time of year by Katharine Dow( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and ethics across geographical, rhetorical and human borders by Katharine Dow( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How we dispose of our rubbish, choose the foods we buy, enjoy art, relate to our families and think about ourselves are just a few of the ways that ideas about nature shape our everyday ethical decisions. Nature and 'natural facts' have long been used to make sense of why we act a certain way. Nature is a concept with great power: when we describe something as 'natural' or 'unnatural', it has a moral force and political consequences. We see this in moral panics about genetically modified foods, the spread of government-enforced waste recycling schemes, concerns about assisted reproductive technologies. Our ideas about what is natural shape our ethical thinking, in terms of how people live (or want to live) their lives, but also in guiding our sense of morality, justice and truth. The idea of naturalness is essential to grasping Anglo-American cultures. Throughout history and in different places, nature has had different forms, meanings and moral valences. It is a knowable fact, but at the same time almost a divine principle that is ultimately unfathomable. Yet with the rise of new technologies, there is increasing uncertainty about what we claim to be natural, who we are, how we are related to each other and how we should live. This book examines the how ideas about nature and ethics overlap and separate across cultural, species, geographic and moral boundaries. It compares the varied ways in which nature and ideas of naturalness pervade all aspects of people's lives, from family relationships, to the production and consumption of food, to ideas about scientific truth. In a world of increasing uncertainty, nature remains a powerful concept: the ultimate reference point, invested with profound moral authority to guide our ethical behaviour. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnos."--Provided by publisher
A Stable environment : surrogacy and the good life in Scotland by Katharine Dow( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking into the test tube : the birth of IVF on british television by Katharine Dow( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What gets left behind for future generations? : reproduction and the environment in Spey Bay, Scotland by Katharine Dow( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thinking about animals in the age of the Anthropocene by Almo Farina( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The term 'Anthropocene', the era of mankind, is increasingly being used as a scientific designation for the current geological epoch. This is because the human species now dominates ecosystems worldwide, and affects nature in a way that rivals natural forces in magnitude and scale. 'Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene' presents a dozen chapters that address the role and place of animals in this epoch characterized by anthropogenic (human-made) environmental change
'A nine-month head-start' : the maternal bond of surrogacy by Katharine Dow( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nature and ethics( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction : nature and ethics across geographical, rhetorical and human borders by Katharine Dow( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Languages
English (23)

Polish (1)