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Births and Power
Social Change and the Politics of Reproduction

Edited By

W. Penn Handwerker

ISBN 9780367013257
Published April 9, 2020 by Routledge
235 Pages

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Book Description

This book challenges orthodox public perspectives on reproduction. It relies on participant observation, field censuses, interviews, and use of official demographic, epidemiological, and health statistics.

Table of Contents

Politics and Reproduction: A Window on Social Change -- The Politics of Reproductive Biology: Exclusionary Policies in the United States -- The Politics of Obstetric Care: The Inuit Experience -- The Politics of Birth: Cultural Dimensions of Pain, Virtue, and Control Among the Bariba of Benin -- The Politics of Children: Fosterage and the Social Management of Fertility Among the Mende of Sierra Leone -- The Politics of Below-Replacement Fertility: Policy and Power in Hungary -- The Politics of Parenthood: Fairness, Freedom, and Responsibility in American Reproductive Choices -- The Politics of Choice: Abortion as Insurrection -- The Politics of Adolescent Pregnancy: Turf and Teens in Louisiana -- The Politics of Family Planning: Sterilization and Human Rights in Bangladesh -- The Politics of AIDS, Condoms, and Heterosexual Relations in Africa: Recent Evidence from the Local Print Media

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