Speaking of Abortion: Television and Authority in the Lives of Women / Edition 2

Speaking of Abortion: Television and Authority in the Lives of Women / Edition 2

by Andrea Lee Press, Elizabeth R. Cole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226680320

ISBN-13: 9780226680323

Pub. Date: 01/15/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Over four years, Andrea Press and Elizabeth Cole watched television with women, visiting city houses, suburban subdivisions, modern condominiums, and public housing projects. They found that television depicts abortion as a problem for the poor and the working classes, and that viewers invariably referred to and abided by class when discussing abortion. Speaking

Overview

Over four years, Andrea Press and Elizabeth Cole watched television with women, visiting city houses, suburban subdivisions, modern condominiums, and public housing projects. They found that television depicts abortion as a problem for the poor and the working classes, and that viewers invariably referred to and abided by class when discussing abortion. Speaking of Abortion is an invaluable resource that allows us to hear how ordinary women discuss one of America's most volatile issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226680323
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/15/2001
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
Speaking of Abortion
2. The Classed Discourse of Abortion on Prime-Time Television
3. Reconciling Faith and Fact
The Pro-Life Perspective
4. Situating Self and Social Authority
Working-Class Pro-Choice Positions
5. The Shifting Context of Justification for Choice Among the Middle Class
6. Another American Dilemma
Locating Abortion on the Political Landscape
Appendix A: The Ethnographic Focus Group
Appendix B: Characteristics of the Groups
Notes
References
Index

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