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Author Bell, Ann V., 1980- author

Title Misconception : social class and infertility in America / Ann V. Bell
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey ; London : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 166 pages)
Series Families in focus
Families in focus.
Contents "That's what I'm supposed to be" : why women want to mother -- "I'm good at the job" : how women achieve "good" motherhood -- "Getting pregnant's a piece of cake" : trying to mother -- "Socioeconomically it would be much more difficult" : the lived experience of infertility -- "Whatever gets me to the end point" : resolving infertility -- "So what can you do?" : Coping with infertility -- Conclusion : (re)conceiving infertility
Summary Despite the fact that, statistically, women of low socioeconomic status (SES) experience greater difficulty conceiving children, infertility is generally understood to be a wealthy, white woman's issue. In Misconception, Ann V. Bell overturns such historically ingrained notions of infertility by examining the experiences of poor women and women of color. These women, so the stereotype would have it, are simply too fertile. The fertility of affluent and of poor women is perceived differently, and these perceptions have political and social consequences, as social policies have entrenched these
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fertility, Human -- United States.
Infertility, Female -- United States.
Poor women -- United States.
Social classes -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813564816 (electronic bk.)
9780813564814 (electronic bk.)