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Introduction: ‘Your Sex Life is Political’ 1

Stephen Brooke

in Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter sets out the scope and arguments of the book. It argues that the British Left, and, in particular, the Labour Party has had an exceptional relationship to movements for ... More


Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Susan Markens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252035
eISBN:
9780520940970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252035.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front—surrogate motherhood—and illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In ... More


Governed through Choice: "Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction"

Jennifer M. Denbow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479828838
eISBN:
9781479808977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828838.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Women in the contemporary United States are facing heightened surveillance of their reproductive health and decisions in areas ranging from abortion law to sterilization regulation. While many of ... More


“All This That Has Happened to Me Shouldn’t Happen to Nobody Else”: Loretta Ross and the Women of Color Reproductive Freedom Movement of the 1980s

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the work of Loretta Ross within the National Organization of Women (NOW) in order to explore conversations about race and racism within majority-white feminist organizations ... More


Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk

Miranda R. Waggoner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288065
eISBN:
9780520963115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Increasingly, medical and public health recommendations urge all women of reproductive age to minimize health risks to future pregnancies even when pregnancy is not on the horizon. Such advice is ... More


Governing Risk, Governing Women: Anticipatory Motherhood and Social Order

Miranda R. Waggoner

in Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288065
eISBN:
9780520963115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288065.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter revisits the social and medical trends that have intersected with recent knowledge shifts in understanding pregnancy health risk, especially the contemporary tendency in ... More


Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Heather Paxson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223714
eISBN:
9780520937130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223714.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In Greece, women speak of mothering as “within the nature” of a woman. But this durable association of motherhood with femininity exists in tension with the highest incidence of abortion and one of ... More


Universal Rights?: Population Control and the Powers of Reproductive Freedom

Alison Bashford

in Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147668
eISBN:
9780231519526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147668.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the reproductive politics of postwar eugenics and overpopulation concerns, as well as that of a reproductive “freedom” that eventually transcended to a “human right.” ... More


Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Stephen Brooke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Sexual Politics explores the complex relationship between sexuality and socialist politics in Britain between the 1880s and the present day. Looking at birth control, abortion law ... More


Genomics and the Reproductive Body

Kelly E. Happe

in The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790670
eISBN:
9780814744727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790670.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter locates and describes an implicit reproductive politics in ovarian cancer genomics research. Genomics revives an ideology of femininity that reduces ovaries to their reproductive ... More


On Infertile Ground: Population Control and Women's Rights in the Era of Climate Change

Jade S. Sasser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479873432
eISBN:
9781479860142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479873432.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In On Infertile Ground, Jade S. Sasser explores how a small network of international development actors, including private donors, NGO program managers, scientists, and youth advocates is bringing ... More


Introduction

Alexandra Minna Stern

in Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285064
eISBN:
9780520960657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285064.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter presents four reasons to challenge the prevailing historical understanding of eugenics and its underlying assumptions about time, place, and thematic relevance. First, the ... More


Labor

Rebekah Sheldon

in The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fifth chapter considers the anxious fantasy of life’s withdrawal in contemporary sterility apocalypses. These fantasmatic representations—principally Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men and the ... More


The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Chikako Takeshita

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The intrauterine device (IUD) is used by 150 million women around the world. It is the second most prevalent method of female fertility control in the global South and the third most prevalent in the ... More


Missing Protections

Dov Fox

in Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190675721
eISBN:
9780190675752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675721.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

No governmental agency or authority seriously polices reproductive negligence. The best practices set forth by industry organizations are completely voluntary and routinely ignored, and there isn’t ... More


Transnational Surrogacy and the Neoliberal Mother India

Asha Nadkarni

in Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the concept of new eugenics—innovations such as gene therapies and new reproductive technologies. Even though the services that new eugenic technologies is dependent on the ... More


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