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1st Edition

Reproductive Politics in the United States

ISBN 9781138049314
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
228 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Reproductive Politics in the United States is a concise, accessible, and engaging introduction to what continues to be a contentious and polarizing topic in the United States.

Focusing on the current debates, controversies, and realities of reproductive justice, this text seeks to examine the historical, social and cultural forces that shape those politics. Making use of an explicitly feminist framework, the book analyzes how the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and other markers of difference are implicated in protest and policy.

This is a primer for Women’s and Gender Studies students, and for those coming to the topic for the first time.

Table of Contents

1 - The Political and Cultural Landscape

2: Preventing Pregnancy

3 Abortion Politics

4 - Birthing Justice

5 - Sexual Justice

6 - Teens and Sexuality

7 - Assisted Reproductive and Genetic Technologies

8 - Reproduction in Popular Culture

9 – Making Sense of Reproductive Politics

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Kimala Price is Associate Professor and Chair of Women’s Studies, and Co-Director of the Bread and Roses Center for Feminist Research and Activism at San Diego State University. A political scientist by training, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on reproductive health policy and politics, the reproductive justice movement, political intersectionality, interpretive research methodology, and community-engaged research. Her work has appeared in academic journals such as Politics & Gender; Politics, Groups, and Identities; Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism; Women’s Health Issues; Sexuality Research and Social Policy; the Journal of Feminist Scholarship; and Contexts, and in edited books such as Home Girls Make Some Noise: A Hip Hop Feminist Anthology and LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader.