Openness about sperm and egg donation and the regulation of dor anymity or n-anymity are new phemena. How do affected families, clinics, and regulators deal with information about gamete dors and the donation itself? And how does this kwledge management contribute to the creation and enactment of kinship? Addressing these questions in Germany and Britain, this ethgraphy makes a comparative contribution to the empirical and theoretical analysis of kin-formation and social change. In (K)information, Maren Klotz presents a contemporary renegotiation of the values of privacy, information-sharing, and connectedness as they relate to the social, clinical, and regulatory management of kinship information.
Maren Klotz is a senior lecturer in the Department of European Ethnology at the Humboldt University Berlin. She is coeditor of Reproductive Technologies as Global Form: Ethnographies of Knowledge, Practices, and Transnational Encounters.