Reproductive Politics

ISBN-10: 0199811415
ISBN-13: 9780199811410
Edition: 2012
Authors: Rickie Solinger
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Description: Reproductive politics is one of the most contentious arenas of American life. The term describes power struggles over contraception and abortion; race, sterilization, and social provision; adoption and surrogacy; and other related issues. Since the  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Reproductive politics is one of the most contentious arenas of American life. The term describes power struggles over contraception and abortion; race, sterilization, and social provision; adoption and surrogacy; and other related issues. Since the '70s, when the court granted women the ability to choose, public officials have used legislatures, courts, and the media to define, advocate, and attempt to legislate a complex array of public powers over female reproduction. The issue of female fertility and its consequences to the state became the subject of constant, sometimes violent debate that continues to defy resolution and shape national politics in the twenty-first century. Focusing on the United States, Solinger's book will explore the historical, legal, political, religious, social, ethical, medical, and other dimensions of reproductive politics.

Rickie Solinger is the author ofPregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in AmericaandWake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race before Rose v. Wade,among other books. She is the editor ofAbortion Wars (UC Press). Paula C. Johnson is Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law and the author ofInner Lives: Voices of African American Women in Prison.Attorney Martha L. Raimon has directed the Incarcerated Mothers Law Project at the Women's Prison Association and is now Senior Associate at Center for the Study of Social Policy. Tina Reynolds is Co-founder and Chair of Women on the Rise Telling Her Story (WORTH) and adjunct lecturer at York College/CUNY. Ruby C. Tapia is Associate Professor of Comparative Studies and Women's Studies at The Ohio State University and the author ofBreeding Ghosts: Race, Death, and the Maternal in Visual Culture.

What is "Reproductive Politics"
Why History Matters
The Legal Context
Religious Views and Their Impacts
Population Issues and Reproductive Politics
Public Policy and Reproductive Politics
Contemporary "Values" Debates over Reproductive Politics
Teenage Pregnancy and Single Pregnancy in the U.S.
Contemporary Abortion Politics I: Opinions and Science
Contemporary Abortion Politics II: Experience and Practice
Contemporary Abortion Politics III: Activism, Law, and Public Policy
Fetuses
Family PLanning and Reproductive Technologies
Adoption
The Environment and Reproductive Politics
Disability and Reproductive Politics
Birthing and Reproductive Politics
Health Care Reform and Reproductive Politics
Global Perspectives on Reproductive Politics
Men and Reproductive Politics
Language and Frameworks

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