Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood / Edition 1

Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood / Edition 1

by Kristin Luker
     
 


In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists. She argues that moral positions on… See more details below

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In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists. She argues that moral positions on abortion are intimately tied to views on sexual behavior, the care of children, family life, technology, and the importance of the individual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520055971
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/04/1985
Series:
California Series on Social Choice and Political Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
520,829
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction
2 Medicine and Morality in the Nineteenth Century
3 The Century of Silence
4 Abortion Reform: The Professionals' Dilemma
5 Women and the Right to Abortion
6 The Emergence of the Right-to-Life Movement
7 World Views of the Activists
8 Motherhood and Morality in America
9 The Future of the Debate
Appendix 1: Methodology
Appendix 2: Tables
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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