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Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France

Leslie Tuttle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195381603
eISBN:
9780199870295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381603.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Between 1666 and 1789, France's Old Regime government used the king's legislative authority to promote marriage and prolific reproduction. This book studies the royal pronatalist law masterminded by ... More


Introduction

Leslie Tuttle

in Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195381603
eISBN:
9780199870295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381603.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The introduction sets out the contexts for understanding the early modern French state's decision to intervene proactively in its subjects' reproductive lives. It defines pronatalism, a terms that ... More


Domesticating New France

Leslie Tuttle

in Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195381603
eISBN:
9780199870295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381603.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The government of Louis XIV extended pronatalist policy to New France, hoping to use marriage and prolific procreation to implant settled, French‐style civilization in North America. This chapter ... More


Implementing Pronatalist Policy

Leslie Tuttle

in Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195381603
eISBN:
9780199870295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381603.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Louis XIV's 1666 pronatalist policy offered tax privileges to fathers of ten or more children in order to encourage marriage and abundant procreation. This chapter offers a picture of the day‐to‐day ... More


Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Laura L. Lovett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Through nostalgic idealizations of motherhood, family, and the home, influential leaders in early twentieth-century America constructed and legitimated a range of reforms that promoted human ... More


Family in Trouble

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Wartime publicity frequently described Britain as a family and later images of the Blitz also stress the courage and endurance of families as a key institution that enabled the nation to surmount the ... More


“I’m a Much Better Citizen Than If I Were Single”: Remaking Postwar Marriage and Reconfiguring Marital Sexuality

Miriam G. Reumann

in American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238350
eISBN:
9780520930049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238350.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Postwar Americans concurrently supported marriage as the cornerstone of personal fulfillment and believed it to be in crisis. They endorsed the institution in unprecedented numbers, as the vast ... More


Maternity Capitalism: Grafting Pronatalism onto Housing Policy

Jane R. Zavisca

in Housing the New Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450372
eISBN:
9780801464300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the Russian government's attempts to graft a pronatalist agenda onto housing policy and how the pronatalist turn acquired specific meanings in the context of market transition, ... More


Children Are Not Capital: Ambivalence about Pronatalist Housing Policies

Jane R. Zavisca

in Housing the New Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450372
eISBN:
9780801464300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how Russia's young people have reacted to government policies that seek to stimulate birth by investing in the housing sector. Housing-based baby bonuses could potentially ... More


Nostalgia, Modernism, And The Family Ideal

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book explores the ideological and cultural ideals that shaped pronatalist policies and reform efforts in the United States from 1890 to the 1930s. Using nostalgic modernism as an interpretative ... More


American Pronatalism

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

From Mary Elizabeth Lease's maternalist agenda and George H. Maxwell's homecroft movement, to Edward Alsworth Ross's sociological theory of race suicide and social control, Florence Sherbon's ... More


Growth, Sex, Fertility, and Decline

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how toxic waste issues have triggered anxieties over fertility and family health in Tokyo. It first considers the disconnect between community ideals such as close-knit family ... More


Frenchmen’s Children, 1909–1929

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

in The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847579
eISBN:
9780824869007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847579.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter will show how métis protection societies appropriated World War I-era metropolitan rhetoric on depopulation to make the case that fatherless métis children of French (or other European) ... More


Fight Club: Gendered Activism on Patriotism, Conscription, and Pro-Natalism

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This second case study chapter examines the use of gender norms and sexualization as political tools in Russia. It analyzes the use of gender norms in political activism on patriotism and two policy ... More


Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy

Rickie Solinger and Mie Nakachi (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199311071
eISBN:
9780190245627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311071.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This is a collection of case studies that explore when and how half of the twenty most populous countries in the world invented and implemented population policies. It presents analyses of ... More


Mum’s the Word: Assisted Reproduction and the Ideology of Motherhood

Carisa R. Showden

in Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655953
eISBN:
9781452946092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses how Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ARTs) affected women’s agency. Mothering and experiencing motherhood are the ultimate forms of woman’s agency. Yet with the emergence of ... More


The Two World Wars and Social Policy in France

Timothy B. Smith

in Warfare and Welfare: Military Conflict and Welfare State Development in Western Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198779599
eISBN:
9780191824647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779599.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter traces the expansion of the French welfare state prompted by the two world wars. During World War I, local-level interventionism grew massively in areas such as hospitals, but also in ... More


Introduction

Rickie Solinger and Mie Nakachi

in Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199311071
eISBN:
9780190245627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311071.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

For centuries, nations have been concerned about the size and the composition of their populations. Are there enough adults to meet military and labor needs and to satisfy territorial aspirations? Is ... More


Biopolitics, Demographobia, and Individual Freedom: Lessons from Germany’s Century of Extremes

Annette F. Timm

in Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199311071
eISBN:
9780190245627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311071.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Reproductive health in twentieth‐century Germany immediately conjures up the extremes of Nazi racial policy: forced abortion and sterilization, euthanasia, the criminalization of birth control, and ... More


Being Born and Being Born Again: On Having or Not Having a Child of One’s Own

Michael Banner

in The Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198722069
eISBN:
9780191788994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722069.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

If Christianity cannot accept certain forms of pronatalism (such as the pronatalism that holds up the having of ‘a child of one's own’ as a natural, overriding, and incorrigible desire, and an answer ... More


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