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Author GutiƩrrez, Elena R., 1970-

Title Fertile matters : the politics of Mexican-origin women's reproduction / Elena R. GutiƩrrez
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 199 pages)
Series Chicana matters series
Chicana matters series.
Contents The fertility of women of Mexican origin: a social constructionist approach -- The twin problems of overpopulation and immigration in 1970s California -- "They breed like rabbits": the forced sterilization of Mexican-origin women -- "More than a hint of extraordinary fertility ... ": social science perspectives on Mexican-origin women's reproductive behavior (1912-1980) -- Controlling borders and babies: John Tanton, ZPG, and racial anxiety over Mexican-origin women's fertility -- The right to have children: Chicanas organizing against sterilization abuse -- "Baby-makers and welfare takers": the (not-so) new politics of Mexican-origin women's reproduction -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-183) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fertility, Human -- United States.
Involuntary sterilization -- United States -- History.
Mexican American women.
Mexican Americans -- Population.
Mexican Americans.
Sterilization, Involuntary.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007023269
ISBN 0292794568 (electronic bk.)
9780292794566 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Politics of Mexican-origin women's reproduction