Body Talk Rhetoric, Technology, Reproduction

ISBN-10: 0299167941

ISBN-13: 9780299167943

Edition: 2000

Authors: Mary M. Lay, Laura J. Gurak, Clare Gravon, Cynthia Myntti

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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.

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?
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