Reproduction by Design: Sex, Robots, Trees, and Test-Tube Babies in Interwar Britain

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Modernity in interwar Europe frequently took the form of a preoccupation with mechanizing the natural; fears and fantasies revolved around the notion that the boundaries between people and machines were collapsing. Reproduction in particular became a battleground for those debating the merits of the modern world.That debate continues today, and to understand the history of our anxieties about modernity, we can have no better guide than Angus McLaren. In "Reproduction by Design," McLaren draws on novels, plays, science ...

Reproduction by Design: Sex, Robots, Trees, and Test-Tube Babies in Interwar Britain 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226560694

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