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MatteringFeminism, Science, and Materialism$
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Victoria Pitts-Taylor

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479833498

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.001.0001

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Female Bodily (Re)Productivity in the Stem Cell Economy

Female Bodily (Re)Productivity in the Stem Cell Economy

A Cross-Materialist Feminist Approach

(p.204) 12 Female Bodily (Re)Productivity in the Stem Cell Economy

Sigrid Vertommen

NYU Press

This chapter aims to transcend the uncomfortable silence that exists between two strands of feminist materialism, i.e. historical materialism and new feminist materialism by offering a cross-materialist feminist analysis of the ways in which female bodily productivity is being mobilized in twenty-first-century bio-economies, Through a diffractive reading of historical materialist and new materialist feminist contributions I elucidate on the (dis)continuities between both perspectives on the use of women’s reproductive tissues in stem cell economies. By focusing on various themes such as reproductive labor, the nature-culture divide, and the position of biology and critique within feminist studies, I argue that old and new materialist feminist perspectives can cross-fertilize each other productively, if certain challenges are adequately addressed.

Keywords:   historical materialism, new feminist materialism, nature-culture divide, biology, reproductive labor, critique

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