This book takes an intersectional, interdisciplinary, and transnational approach, presenting work that will provide the reader with a nuanced and in-depth understanding of the role of globalization in the sexual and reproductive lives of gendered bodies in the 21st century. Reproductive Justice and Sexual Rights: Transnational Perspectives draws on reproductive justice and transnational feminism as frameworks to explore and make sense of the reproductive and sexual experiences of various groups of women and marginalized people around the world. Interactions between globalization, feminism, reproductive justice, and sexual rights are explored within human rights and transnational feminist paradigms. This book includes case studies from Mexico, Ireland, Uganda, Colombia, Taiwan, and the United States. The edited collection presented here is intended to provide academics and students with a challenging and thought-provoking look into sexual and reproductive health matters from across the globe. In this way, the work presented in this volume will help the reader understand their own reproductive and sexual experiences in a more nuanced and contextualized way that links individuals and communities to each other in a quest for justice and liberation.
Table of Contents
Introduction Thinking Transnationally: Reproductive Justice in a Globalized Era Tanya Saroj Bakhru Part I. Colonial Legacies and Post-colonial Conditions 1. White Property Interests in Native Women’s Reproductive Freedom: Slavery to Transracial Adoption Soma de Bourbon 2. A Body Is a Body: The Embodied Politics of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Contemporary Irish Art and Culture Kate Antosik-Parsons 3. Population Discourse, Family Planning Policies, and Development in Colombia, 1960–1969 Alisa Sánchez Part II. The State, the Law, and Sexual and Reproductive Justice 4. Indigenous Reproductive Justice after Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (2013) Krista L. Benson 5. Passing for Reproduction: How Lesbians in Taiwan Use Assisted Reproductive Technologies Szu-Ying Ho 6. Abortion Rights and Human Rights in Mexico Jennifer Nelson Part III. Migration and Access to Care 7. Access to Maternity Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in Europe Rayah Feldman 8. ¿Me Ves?: How Bay Area Health Agencies Address the Mental Health Needs of Migrant Women of Color During Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Experiences Morgan Melendres Mentz Part IV. Globalization, Reproduction, and Transnational Politics 9. As Many as I Can Afford: Ideal Family Size in Contemporary Uganda Erin M. Heinz and Louise Marie Roth 11. Boon and Bane of Reproductive Technologies: The Impact of Son Preference and Prenatal Sex Selection in a Globalized World Johanna Kostenzer 12. Provincializing Intersex: U.S. Intersex Activism, Human Rights, and Transnational Body Politics David A. Rubin
Tanya Saroj Bakhru holds a PhD in Women’s Studies from University College Dublin, Ireland. She is currently an Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at San José State University. Her research areas include feminist critiques of globalization, reproductive justice, and transnational feminism.