The Facade of Inevitibility: Agency, Risk, and the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2012 Technical Report on Male Circumcision

dc.contributor.advisor Gregory Wilson
dc.contributor.author Jones, Chris
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date 2018-08-11T18:27:41.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:47:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:47:56Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
dc.date.embargo 2015-07-30
dc.date.issued 2013-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This thesis will examine the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2012 technical report on male circumcision and how it crafts an argument that infant male circumcision should be preferred over not circumcising. Drawing on theories of agency, this research will suggest that the ability for parents to choose is limited through the way in which the report constructs risk for its readers. In particular, this thesis will explore what role the AAP's report plays in the larger conversation about infant male circumcision. This thesis adds to a conversation about the ways in which medical texts can shape cultural practices, and the implications of the AAP's report.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 4190
dc.identifier.contextkey 4250838
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3574
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/27372
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Rhetoric
dc.subject.keywords Circumcision
dc.subject.keywords Rhetoric
dc.subject.keywords Science
dc.title The Facade of Inevitibility: Agency, Risk, and the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2012 Technical Report on Male Circumcision
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
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