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Our Bodies, Our Crimes The Policing of Women's Reproduction in America

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ISBN-10: 0814727913

ISBN-13: 9780814727911

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jeanne Flavin

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jeanne Flavin is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University and co-editor of Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror. She is also a member of the board of directors for National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), a non-profit organization which protects the civil rights of women. Proceeds from this book will be shared with NAPW.

Introduction
Beginning
"Race Criminals": Reproductive Rights in America
Begetting
"Breeders": The Right to Procreate
"Back-Alley Butchers": Terminating Pregnancies
"Baby-Killers": Neonaticide and Infant Abandonment
Bearing
"Innocent Preborn Victims": Fetal Protectionism and Pregnant Women
"Liars and Whiners": Incarcerated Women's Right to Reproductive Health
Mothering
"Bad Mothers": Incarcerated Women's Ties to Their Children
"Asking for It": Battered Women and Child Custody
Conclusion: Being
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author