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Relative Strangers: Family Life, Genes and Donor Conception (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) Paperback – 3 Feb 2014

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2014 edition (3 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137297662
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137297662
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 491,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book isn't a dry academic tome ... it is accessible and can be read by anyone with an interest in donor conception. I would strongly recommend it to parents of donor-conceived children to whom it could be enormously reassuring." - Sarah Norcross, BioNews

"The insights gained in the in-depth interviews with members of lesbian and heterosexual couple families who have used donor conception are beyond anything I have ever come across before, and should be enormously helpful in re-assessing both the policy and practice of the range of support that needs to be in place at every stage of the donor conception family journey." - Olivia's View blog

"The book is very interesting and a good illustration of some of some of the changes, dynamics and fluidities of family life." - Network: Magazine of the British Sociological Association

"Intelligent and informed reflection on how the interviewees themselves have come to work on the relevant issues, how their own uses of metaphors relating to genes and the contribution of donor gametes have been shaped by their experiences, and how this work reflects on family life and kinship more widely." - Journal of Social Policy

'It is not often that an academic book can be described as truly delightful, but, in the case of Relative Strangers such a description is certainly appropriate.' Sociology of Health & Illness

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Using in-depth interviews the authors explore the lived reality of donor conception and offer insights into the complexities of these new family relationships

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This book is such a terrible read since the authors start from the premise that private sperm donation is a good thing for society and for children. On account of this personal and moral perspective, the research contained therein is flawed. It is not balanced! Also, it is based upon such a tiny sample that it is almost impossible to draw rational, logical, and genuine generalizations from it. Appalling piece of academic research.
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Very informative book. Wish it could have focused more in egg donation for heterosexual families. Book focused a lot in sperm donation....
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