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Заслужаващият родителство гражданин: вложение и въздаване
The Citizen Deserving Parenthood: Investing and Rendering One’s Due

Author(s): Ina Dimitrova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Sociology, Contemporary Philosophy, Culture and social structure , Educational Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of Self, Social Theory, Family and social welfare, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, Sociology of Culture, Welfare services
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: parenthood; infertility; deservedness; citizenship; patient activism

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to illuminate and explore one core set of frames, constructed and mobilized by the respective activist organizations, around the issues of in-fertility and assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in Bulgaria. It argues that these frames are organized predominantly around the notion of “deservedness” of parenthood or, in other words, through the present and future investments of these parents (wannabe or actual) in the common societal and national enterprise. Since they have numerous resources to invest, they are citizens, deserving parenthood. In this representation, we clearly see how the individual struggle with one biological characteristic and the suffering it brings are interpreted in an economic regime of exchange, functioning in the same time as a normative order of parenthood and citizenship.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 44/2
  • Page Range: 55-69
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian