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Title Reproduction and society : interdisciplinary readings / edited by Carole Joffe and Jennifer Reich
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Perspectives on gender
Contents Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Series Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Reproduction and the Public Interest in Private Acts -- Section I: Contraception and Sterilization -- Introduction -- 1 The Folklore of Birth Control -- 2 The Pill-Genocide or Liberation? -- 3 The Fertility of Women of Mexican Origin: A Social Constructionist Approach -- 4 The Economic Impact of the Pill -- Section II: Abortion -- Introduction -- 5 A selection from Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion Before and After Roe v. Wade -- 6 Practice Constraints and the Institutionalized Buck-Passing of Abortion Care -- 7 Rethinking the Mantra that Abortion should be "Safe, Legal, and Rare" -- 8 Race, Reproductive Politics and Reproductive Health Care in the Contemporary United States -- 9 Not Ready to Fill His Father's Shoes: A Masculinist Discourse of Abortion -- 10 Facing the Fetus -- Section III: Reproductive Technologies -- Introduction -- 11 Selling Genes, Selling Gender -- 12 India's Reproductive Assembly Line -- 13 Debates over Lesbian Reproduction within Lesbian/Gay and Feminist Communities -- 14 The Belly Mommy and the Fetus Sitter: The Reproductive Marketplace and Family Intimacies -- Section IV: Pregnancy and Birth -- Introduction -- 15 Reproduction in Bondage -- 16 Maternal Mortality in the United States: A Human Rights Failure -- 17 Choosing Your Health Care Provider and Birth Setting -- 18 Contested Conceptions and Misconceptions -- 19 Motherhood Lost: Cultural Dimensions of Miscarriage and Stillbirth in America -- 20 The Risks to Reproductive Health and Fertility -- 21 The Liability Threat in Obstetrics -- Section V: Special Populations Targeted for Reproductive Control -- Introduction -- 22 Invisible Immigrants: What Will Immigration Reform Mean for Migrant Women?
23 Roe v. Wade and the new Jane Crow: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration -- 24 Prescriptions: Dr. Carolyn Sufrin, Prison Ob/Gyn -- 25 Disabled Women and Reproductive Rights -- 26 Motherhood as Class Privilege in America -- Section VI: The Way Forward: Moving Toward Reproductive Justice -- Introduction -- 27 Reproductive Justice -- 28 Thinking Beyond ICPD+10: Where Should Our Movement Be Going? -- 29 The Globalization of the Culture Wars -- 30 Female Feticide and Infanticide: Implications for Reproductive Justice -- 31 Excerpt from Remarks to the U.N. 4th World Conference on Women Plenary Session, delivered September 5, 1995, Beijing, China -- References -- Contributor Biographies -- Credits -- Index
Summary A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six rich and varied sections, this book offers students and instructors a broad overview of the social meanings of reproduction and offers opportunities to explore significant questions of how resources are allocated, individuals are regulated, and how very much is at stake as people and communities aim to determine their own family size and reproductive experiences. This is an ideal core text for courses on reproduction, sexuality, gender, the family, and public health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Birth control -- Social aspects
Family size -- Social aspects
Human reproduction -- Social aspects.
Reproductive rights -- Social aspects
Birth control -- Social aspects.
Family size -- Social aspects.
Human reproduction -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Joffe, Carole E., editor.
Reich, Jennifer A., editor.
ISBN 1317623452