Technologies of Death and Dying at the Beginning of Life
TechnoDeath will set a new research agenda contributing to reproductive and death studies with new humanities perspectives. It also aims to develop ethnographically sensitive reconceptualizations of the emergence, management, and the experience of living with death and dying at the beginning of life when technologies are used. Finally, by communicating our findings to health practitioners, we aim to make a difference for those experiencing the loss of an infant or the termination of a pregnancy.
In TechnoDeath our main research question asks: How do technologies remake death and dying at the beginning of life?
This subproject focuses on the emergence of dying and the management of death.
This subproject explores who is granted access to late-term abortions and how legal decisions are made.
This subproject explores how the legal regulation informs medical practices of the technologies of death and dying when late-term abortion is allowed and carried out.
This subproject investigates how women and men, having terminated a pregnancy or lost an infant, live with how the body of the child or fetus was managed through technologies at neonatal intensive care units or maternity wards, and how technological practices were used in making memories and relatedness in the family.
This subproject engages with how the technological decisions regarding the emergence of death are lived with years later.
TechnoDeath has received a three year funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Project: Technologies of Death and Dying at the Beginning of Life
(Grant number: 9037-00118B)
PI Professor, associate professor
Stine Willum Adrian
Department of Culture and Learning
Kroghstræde 3, 2-109
DK-9220 Aalborg Ø
Phone: +45 61 96 71 74