Reproducing Narrative: Gender, Reproduction and the Law

Reproducing Narrative: Gender, Reproduction and the Law

by Michael Thomson
     
 

Reproducing Narrative sets out to interrogate a number of medico-legal reproductive discourses. Recognising that these dialogues are heavily imbricated in social, political and economic discourses it is contended that responses to reproductive issues are influenced, and possibly determined, by non-reproductive concerns at both a parochial and more general level.… See more details below

Overview

Reproducing Narrative sets out to interrogate a number of medico-legal reproductive discourses. Recognising that these dialogues are heavily imbricated in social, political and economic discourses it is contended that responses to reproductive issues are influenced, and possibly determined, by non-reproductive concerns at both a parochial and more general level. Privileged medico-legal discourses become understood as technologies of gender-important sites at which gender is constituted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855219298
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Doctor, the Profession, his Patient and her Abortion3
2Woman, Medicine and Abortion in the Nineteenth Century37
3The Abortion Act 1967: Supporting Narratives63
4The Abortion Act 1967: Opposing Narratives87
5Employing the Body and Industrial Foetal Protection117
6New Reproductive Technologies: the (Post)modern Prometheus143
7Legislating for the Monstrous: the Monstrous Feminine and Access to Reproductive Services171
8Concluding Narratives: Applying the Past197
Index225

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