The Political Geographies of Pregnancy

The Political Geographies of Pregnancy

by Laura R. Woliver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0252075978

ISBN-13: 9780252075971

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

As reproductive power finds its way into the hands of medical professionals, lobbyists, and policymakers, the geographies of pregnancy are shifting, and the boundaries need to be redrawn, argues Laura R. Woliver. Across a politically charged backdrop of reproductive issues, Woliver exposes strategies that claim to uphold the best interests of children, families,

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As reproductive power finds its way into the hands of medical professionals, lobbyists, and policymakers, the geographies of pregnancy are shifting, and the boundaries need to be redrawn, argues Laura R. Woliver. Across a politically charged backdrop of reproductive issues, Woliver exposes strategies that claim to uphold the best interests of children, families, and women but in reality complicate women's struggles to have control over their own bodies. Utilizing feminist standpoint theory and promoting a feminist ethic of care, Woliver looks at the ways modern reproductive politics are shaped by long-standing debates on abortion and adoption, surrogacy arrangements, new reproductive technologies, medical surveillance, and the mapping of the human genome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252075971
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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