Body Talk Rhetoric, Technology, Reproduction

ISBN-10: 0299167941
ISBN-13: 9780299167943
Edition: 2000
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 2/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Laura J. Gurak is associate professor at the University of Minnesota, faculty fellow at the University of Minnestoa Law School, and director of the Internet Studies Center.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Rhetoric of Reproductive Technologies
Historical Bases of Reproductive Discourse
Figuring the Reproductive Woman: The Construction of Professional Identity in Eighteenth-Century British Midwifery Texts
Minding the Uterus: C. T. Javert and Psychosomatic Abortion
Gym Periods and Monthly Periods: Concepts of Menstruation in American Physical Education, 1900-1940
God Willed It! Gynecology at the Checkout Stand: Reproductive Technology in the Women's Service Magazine, 1977-1996
Reproduction, Language, and Medical Models
Women's Reproductive Choices and the Genetic Model of Medicine
Bodies, Minds, and Failures: Images of Women in Infertility Clinics
The Politics of Language in Surgical Contraception
Baby Talk: The Rhetorical Production of Maternal and Fetal Selves
Reproduction and Legal/Policy Issues
Medical Insurance as Bio-Power: Law and the Normalization of (In)fertility
The Legal Status of Direct-Entry Midwives in the United States: Balancing Tradition with Modern Medicine
Hot Tomalley: Women's Bodies and Environmental Politics in the State of Maine
The Construction of Public Health in the FDA Hearings on Silicone Breast Implants
Afterword: Technologies of the Exterior, Technologies of the Interior--Can We Expand the Discourse of Reproductive Studies?
Contributors
Index

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