Births And Power: Social Change And The Politics Of Reproduction, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Births And Power

Social Change And The Politics Of Reproduction, 1st Edition

Edited by W. Penn Handwerker


228 pages

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Paperback: 9780367163129
pub: 2020-03-30
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pub: 2019-12-20
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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

1. Politics and Reproduction: A Window on Social Change 2. The Politics of Reproductive Biology: Exclusionary Policies in the United States 3. The Politics of Obstetric Care: The Inuit Experience 4. The Politics of Birth: Cultural Dimensions of Pain, Virtue, and Control Among the Bariba of Benin 5. The Politics of Children: Fosterage and the Social Management of Fertility Among the Mende of Sierra Leone 6. The Politics of Below-Replacement Fertility: Policy and Power in Hungary 7. The Politics of Parenthood: Fairness, Freedom and Responsibility in American Reproductive Choices 8. The Politics of Choice: Abortion as Insurrection 9. The Politics of Adolescent Pregnancy: Turf and Teens in Louisiana 10. The Politics of Family Planning: Sterilization and Human Rights in Bangladesh 11. The Politics of AIDS, Condoms, and Heterosexual Relations in Africa: Recent Evidence from the Local Print Media

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General