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Edwards, Jeanette 1954-

Works: 46 works in 178 publications in 3 languages and 4,945 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, win
Classifications: HQ761, 304.632
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Most widely held works about Jeanette Edwards
Most widely held works by Jeanette Edwards
Men, gender divisions, and welfare by Jeanette Edwards( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men, Gender Divisions and Gender in Welfare focuses on the relationship between men and welfare. It highlights the importance of gendered power relations and examines the complexities and contradictions of these relationships. Also addressed is the extent to which these issues are increasingly becoming part of social policy debates. Chapters include discussions of: male violence men as carers of spouses with disabilities fatherhood unemployed men with employed partners service providers, men and welfare
Recasting anthropological knowledge : inspiration and social science( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors of the chapters presented in this collection take various strategies and we take our lead from them. Their brief was to pick up, run with, and depart from key Strathernian concepts by way of their own current research. The result is something more stable than such metaphors of flight suggest. Instead of running, the authors of these chapters have decided to dwell. Debbora Battaglia (beginning this volume), for example, remarking on the generosity with which Strathern cites her students and colleagues and on how she reworks and re-worlds their ethnographic accounts, shows what it might mean to accompany rather than depart from Strathern: in her words, to go a-worlding with her. Adam Reed (ending this volume) is more cautious: for him, it is a moot point whether Strathern's generosity in citing her students is evidence of her having been inspired by them: but, dwelling on the concept of inspiration itself, Reed reveals its unbidden, all- encompassing, dynamic and deeply social and sociable nature. Multiple flows of inspiration run through the various chapters in this volume and not only between Strathern and her students"--
Technologies of procreation : kinship in the age of assisted conception by Jeanette Edwards( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technologies of Procreation brings a fresh approach to the analysis of the social and cultural implications of assisted conception technologies. It explores how these techniques create the potential for a redefinition of relationships, because it is now possible to create life on behalf of another person. This second edition presents significant new material that enhances the original argument. By drawing on ethnographic studies, household interviews, and debates in government and among clinicians, the authors offer an insightful examination of the transformations of parenthood, procreation and kinship in the context of new reproductive technologies. Successfully bridging the gap between medical technology and cultural values, this book is a welcome addition to the growing field of medical anthropology
European kinship in the age of biotechnology by Jeanette Edwards( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest in the study of kinship, a key area of anthropological enquiry, has recently reemerged. Dubbed 'the new kinship', this interest was stimulated by the 'new genetics' and revived interest in kinship and family patterns. This volume investigates the impact of biotechnology on contemporary understandings of kinship, of family and 'belonging' in a variety of European settings and reveals similarities and differences in how kinship is conceived. What constitutes kinship for different publics? How significant are biogenetic links? What does family resemblance tell us? Why is genetically modified food an issue? Are 'genes' and 'blood' interchangeable? It has been argued that the recent prominence of genetic science and genetic technologies has resulted in a 'geneticization' of social life; the ethnographic examples presented here do show shifts occurring in notions of 'nature' and of what is 'natural'. But, they also illustrate the complexity of contemporary kinship thinking in Europe and the continued interconnectedness of biological and sociological understandings of relatedness and the relationship between nature and nurture
Technologized images, technologized bodies by Jeanette Edwards( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern world is saturated with images. Scientific knowledge of the human body (in all its variety) is highly dependent on the technological generation of visual data - brain and body scans, x-rays, diagrams, graphs and charts. New technologies afford scientists and medical experts new possibilities for probing and revealing previously invisible and inaccessible areas of the body. The existing literature has been successful in mapping the impact and implications of new medical technologies and in marrying the visual and the body but thus far has focused only narrowly on Particular kinds of technology or taken only a purely textual/visual (cultural studies) approach to images of the body. Combining approaches from three of the most dynamic and popular fields of contemporary social anthropology - the study of the visual, the study of the technological and the study of the human body - this volume draws these together and interrogates their intersection using insights from
Anthropology and science : epistemologies in practice by Jeanette Edwards( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to know something - scientifically, anthropologically, socially? What is the relationship between different forms of knowledge and ways of knowing? How is knowledge mobilised in society and to what ends? Drawing on ethnographic examples from across the world, and from the virtual and global 'places' created by new information technologies, "Anthropology and Science" presents examples of living and dynamic epistemologies and practices, and of how scientific ways of knowing operate in the world. Authors address the nature of both scientific and experiential knowledge, and look at competing and alternative ideas about what it means to be human. The essays analyze the politics and ethics of positioning 'science', 'culture' or 'society' as authoritative. They explore how certain modes of knowing are made authoritative and command allegiance (or not), and look at scientific and other rationalities - whether these challenge or are compatible with science
Born and bred : idioms of kinship and new reproductive technologies in England by Jeanette Edwards( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born and Bred is an ethnography of Bacup in the north-west of England. At the heart of the cotton industry in the nineteenth century, this Lancashire town has undergone deep social and economic change during the twentieth, yet it remains a hive of social activity. The book focuses on the way in which the past continues to figure in people's talk about the place and about each other, but it questions the claim that such a preoccupation is simply due to nostalgia for better times. Narratives about the past, like narratives about the kind of place Bacup is, mobilize cultural understandings of kinship, which are also deployed when people talk about the implications of new reproductive technologies. Jeanette Edwards argues that kinship is resonant in the way in which residents of the town belong to pasts, places and persons. She challenges the idea that kinship is no longer an organizing principle in post-industrial Western society
Défis contemporains de la parenté by Joan Bestard( )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi la notion de parenté que l'on croyait aussi intangible qu'intemporelle est-elle aujourd'hui soumise aux plus profonds bouleversements? Quels changements ont affecté la parenté ces dernières décennies? Les auteurs, issus d'horizons géographiques et disciplinaires variés, confrontent positions et analyses autour de trois thématiques : les cadres et enjeux juridiques des nouvelles parentés, la parenté à l'âge des biotechnologies et des adoptions internationales, les changements de perception du corps et de la personne. Ce livre nous entraîne au cœur des controverses soulevées par les nouvelles techniques de procréation (familles mono- et homo-parentales, fécondation in vitro, dons de gamètes, etc.). Il témoigne de l'évolution profonde de la parenté, tant au niveau des savoirs et des techniques que des représentations et des valeurs communes. La filiation ne va plus de soi ... La diversité et la profondeur de l'étude, marquée par une approche anthropologique, rendent cet ouvrage incontournable pour la compréhension des nouveaux défis de la parenté, en pleine (r- )évolution
Community, continuity and change in the study of Britain : a Festschrift for Ronnie Frankenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordinary people : a study of factors affecting communication in the provision of services by Jeanette Edwards( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class, community, and crisis in post-industrial Britain( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Make-up" : personhood through the lens of biotechnology by Jeanette Edwards( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Including our own by Jeanette Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men, masculinities, and gender in welfare by Jennie Popay( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Dolly matters : kinship, culture and cloning by Jeanette Edwards( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idioms of bureaucracy and informality in a local Housing Aid Office by Jeanette Edwards( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanz mit dem Teufel ...und am Ende kommt zusammen, was zusammen gehört by Jeanette Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Jeanette Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recasting Anthropological Knowledge : Inspiration and Social Science( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Men, gender divisions, and welfare
Recasting anthropological knowledge : inspiration and social scienceTechnologies of procreation : kinship in the age of assisted conceptionEuropean kinship in the age of biotechnologyTechnologized images, technologized bodiesAnthropology and science : epistemologies in practiceBorn and bred : idioms of kinship and new reproductive technologies in EnglandMen, masculinities, and gender in welfare
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