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Title Social Bodies
Published [Princeton, NJ] : Princeton University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 189 pages)
Summary Using as his example post-World War I Italy and the government's interest in the size, growth rate, and "vitality" of its national population, David Horn suggests a genealogy for our present understanding of procreation as a site for technological intervention and political contestation. Social Bodies looks at how population and reproductive bodies came to be the objects of new sciences, technologies, and government policies during this period. It examines the linked scientific constructions of Italian society as a body threatened by the "disease" of infertility, and of women and men as social
Subject Fascism and culture -- Italy.
Fascism and women -- Italy.
Fertility, Human -- Government policy -- Italy.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Italy.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- Italy.
Human reproductive technology -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1914-1945.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400821452