Bodies of Knowledge Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave
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Description: Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, women argued that unless they gained to information about their own bodies, there would be no equality. InBodies of Knowledge,Wendy Kline considers the ways in which ordinary women worked to position the female body at the center of women's liberation. As Kline shows, the struggle to attain this knowledge unified women but also divided themaccording to race, class, sexuality, or level of professionalization. Each of the five chapters ofBodies of Knowledgeexamines a distinct moment or setting of the women's movement in order to give life to the ideas, expectations, and pitfalls encountered by the advocates of women's health: the making ofOur Bodies, Ourselves(1973); the conflicts surrounding the training and practice of women's pelvic exams; the emergence of abortion as a feminist issue; the battles over contraceptive regulation at the 1983 Depo-Provera FDA hearings; and the rise of the profession of midwifery. Including an epilogue that considers the experiences of the daughters of 1970s feminists,Bodies of Knowledgeis an important contribution to the study of the bodiesthat marked the livesof feminism's second wave.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Wendy Kline is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati.
|Introduction: Body Knowledge|
|Transforming Knowledge: The Making of Our Bodies Ourselves|
|Reexamining the Pelvic: Instruction Controversy of the 1970s|
|Learning from the Uterus Out: Abortion and Women s Health Activism in Chicago|
|Bodies of Evidence: Depo-Provera and the Public Board of Inquiry|
|Choices in Childbirth: A Modern Midwife's Tale|
|Epilogue Daughters of Feminism|