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[K]information. Gamete donation and the constitution of kinship through knowledge-management in Britain and Germany – an ethnographic exploration.

Maren Klotz

Start date

2005-12-01

Affiliated staff

Christine Hauskeller and Stefan Beck (Humboldt University Berlin)

Contact

Phone: +49-[0]30-20933723Fax: +49[0]30-20933726 Homepages: , , and Stefan Beck Email: m.i.u.klotz@ex.ac.uk

Funded by

Humboldt University, HuSS (Exeter University) and the ESRC (Egenis)

Methods

Qualitative interviews and participant observation.

Publications

Journal articles

Klotz, M. "Wissensmanagement bei Keimzellspende" [Knowledge Management during gamete donation] (2011). Journal für Reproduktionsmedizin und Endokrinologie 8 (1).

M. Knecht, M. Klotz et al. "Erweiterte Fallstudien zu Verwandtschaft und Reproduktionstechnologien. Potenziale einer Ethnographie von Normalisierungsprozessen." [Extended Case Studies about kinship and reproductive technologies. Potentials of an ethnography of normalisation-processes] Zeitschrift für Volkskunde 107/4, 2011.

Klotz, M., "Samenspende: Lost in Translation". [Spermdonation: Lost in Translation] GID Gen-ethterminischer Informationsdienst 190, pp 29-32.

Klotz, M., "Doing Kinship in British Parliament: Selfish parents - disruptive children?" Berliner Blätter - Ethnographische und Ethnologische Beiträge 42, 2007.

Klotz, M., "Globalverwandtschaft. Im Gespräch mit Edith Hufnagel, Adoptivmutter und Vorstandsmitglied der Auslandsadoptionsvermittlungsstelle 'Eltern-Kind-Brücke'" [Global Kinship - interview on transnational adoption] Berliner Blätter - Ethnographische und Ethnologische Beiträge 42, 2007.

Klotz, M., "Auf der Autobahn - Ein Technikdiskurs zwischen Volksgesicht und Reichsautobahn" [On the motorway - A discourse on technology between Volksgesicht and Reichsautobahn] Berliner Blätter - Ethnographische und Ethnologische Beiträge 36, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

Klotz, M., Knecht, M., "Wissenswege lokal - global: Zur Ethnographie von Wissenspraxen und Regulierungsformen im Umgang mit Reproduktionstechnologien" [Knowledge passages local - global: ethnographies of knowledge practices and forms of regulation of reproductive technologies]. In: Windmüller, S. (Ed.), Zum Profil einer volkskundlichen Kulturwissenschaft, Hamburg, in press.

Klotz, M., "Verwandtschaft wissen. Familiäres und regulatives 'Wissensmanagement' im Bereich assistierter Reproduktion". [Knowing your kin. Familial and regulatory 'knowledge management' in the domain of assisted conception] In: Simon, M. (Ed.), Bilder, Bücher, Bytes - Zur Medialität des Alltags. (Mainzer Beiträge zur Kulturanthropologie/Volkskunde). Münster, in press.

Edited Books

M. Knecht, M. Klotz, S. Beck (Eds), Reproductive Technologies as Global Form. Ethnographies of Knowledge, Practices, and Transnational Encounters. Campus/University of Chicago Press. Forthcoming, summer 2012

Stefan Beck, Michi Knecht et al. (Eds), "Verwandtschaft machen. Reproduktionsmedizin und Adoption in Deutschland und der Türkei" [Doing Kinship. Reproductive Medicine and Adoption in Germany and Turkey] 2007, Lit, Berlin.

Conference Reports

"The Genetics and Identity Politics of Parenthood and Family: We are family? - 19/20 February at Genomics Forum, The University of Edinburgh.

"Begegnungsräume - Encounters of representations 11. - 12.12.2006", with Susann Baller and Heike Bock (AHF Informationen 11 / 12.1.2007 and, additionally, here).

Selected Presentations

2.9. 2008 "If the kids are united...Reproductive unit research in four actor human/human and human/non-human groups " 4S / EAST meeting, Rotterdam. Panel: The Science Fiction of Science Studies (organised by Dr. Michael Guggenheim).

24.9. 2007 "Verwandtschaft wissen. Familiäres und regulatives "Wissensmanagement" im Bereich assistierter Reproduktion", DGV conference "Bilder, Bücher, Bytes" Mainz.

1.6.2007 Conference presentation with Nevim Cil "Verwandtschaftskulturen in der reproduktionstechnologischen Alltagspraxis Türkei - Deutschland" [Kinship cultures and reproductive technologies in everyday life in Turkey and Germany], Cultural Studies of Technologies, University of Hamburg.

26.1. 2007 "Kinship and Gamete Donor Anonymity in British Parliament". Governing Genomics conference, Egenis, Exeter, GB,

22.4. 2006 "Hello Daddy! - The construction of gamete donors and their kin-relations in UK regulatory discourse on donor anonymity", Science and Technology in Society Postgraduate-Conference, Washington DC, American Association for the Advancement of Science, George Mason and Virginia Tech University.

Further information

Maren pursues this PhD part-time in a so-called cotutelle arrangement between Exeter and Germany while working as a researcher and lecturer at the Department for European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin.