Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® - What Everyone Needs To Know® (Paperback)
  • Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® - What Everyone Needs To Know® (Paperback)

Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® - What Everyone Needs To Know® (Paperback)

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Published: 09/05/2013
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Reproductive politics is a term coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary, Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions of reproductive rights are just as complex--and controversial--as they were then. Focusing mainly on the United States, Reproductive Politics explores the legal, political, religious, social, ethical, and medical dimensions of this hotly contested arena. Tracing the historical roots of reproductive politics up through the present, Rickie Solinger adopts a question-and-answer format to shed light on such questions as: are sex and reproduction "private" or "public" matters? When was abortion criminalized in the United States--and why? What is "abstinence only" sex education? And how is "reproductive politics" a men's issue as well as a women's issue? Covering a substantial range of information in an accessible and lively manner, Solinger orients readers and provides the knowledge necessary to enter into dialogue with this important and continually evolving field.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199811410
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 209 x 141 x 16 mm


"Researchers interested in the full context of abortion rights and other reproductive issues will appreciate this helpful guide."--LIBRARY JOURNAL "The strength of this book is the broad definition of reproductive issues beyond abortion and the articulation of the cultural and legal issues informing this topic. A good addition for collections on gender politics, abortion, and same-sex marriage." --CHOICE "Solinger expertly tacklets a wide range of issues, including environmentalist perspectives on birth control, the role of men in reproductive rights debates, and religious teachings about contraception." -- Kristin Ryder, Feminist Collections

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