The Moral Veto: Framing Contraception, Abortion, and Cultural Pluralism in the United States

The Moral Veto: Framing Contraception, Abortion, and Cultural Pluralism in the United States

by Gene Burns
     
 

This 2005 book examines the often surprising history of controversies over contraception and abortion in the United States.See more details below

Overview

This 2005 book examines the often surprising history of controversies over contraception and abortion in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521609845
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Gene Burns is an award-winning teacher and associate professor of public affairs at James Madison College, of Michigan State University. A sociologist by training, he is the author of The Frontiers of Catholicism: The Politics of Ideology in a Liberal World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1993. He has written articles on social movements, revolutions, and the politics of religion in the American Journal of Sociology, Theory and Society, Sociology of Religion, and other journals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Framing contraception within moral worldviews: the early, radical birth control movement; 2. The mainstreaming of birth control: a new alliance with eugenics and medicine; 3. Dennett's moral worldview and the catholic moral veto: unsuccessful frames for contraception; 4. Abortion before controversy: quiet reform within a medical, humanitarian frame; 5. Abortion and legislative stalemate: the weakness and strength of the medical, humanitarian frame; 6. Looking back: limiting frames, moral vetoes, and cultural Pluralism; Notes; Works cited.

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