Reproduction: An Interdisciplinary Reader takes a feminist perspective on how control of fertility plays a crucial role in matters from women’s efforts to gain full citizenship to achieving their desired family size. The editors address the challenges many women face in obtaining reproductive health care services in which they are treated with dignity, and conversely how some women are subjected to unwanted servicesand how these efforts intersect with class and racial inequalities. This book will bring together scholarship that explores how history, ideology, structural inequality and other social forces shape and inform contemporary reproductive policy and practice.
About the Author
Carole Joffe is a professor in the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) program at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also professor emerita of sociology at the U. of California, Davis. In 2013, Prof. Joffe received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Family Planning. She is the author of several books and numerous articles on various aspects of reproductive health and reproductive politics.
Jennifer Reich is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Denver. She is the author of Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System (Routledge: 2005), which won the American Sociological Association section on Race, Gender, and Class Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award in 2007 and was a finalist for the prestigious C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in 2006. She has written more than 20 articles and book chapters on gender, reproductive politics, family policy, and welfare.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Reproduction and the Public Interest in Private Acts by Carole Joffe & Jennifer Reich SECTION I: Contraception Introduction 1. The Folklore of Birth Control by Linda Gordon 2. The Pill: Genocide or Liberation? by Toni Cade Bambera 3. The Fertility of Women of Mexican Origin: A Social Constructionist Approach by Elena Gutierrez 4. The Economic Impact of the Pill by Annie Lowrey SECTION II: Abortion Introduction 5. A selection from Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion before and After Roe v. Wade by Carole Joffe 6. Practice Constraints and the Institutionalized Buck-Passing of Abortion Care by Lori Freedman 7. Rethinking the Mantra that Abortion should be "Safe, Legal and Rare" by Tracy A. Weitz 8. Race, reproductive politics and reproductive health care in the contemporary United States by Willie Parker and Carole Joffe 9. Not Ready to Fill His Father’s Shoes: A Masculinist Discourse of Abortion by Jennifer Reich 10. Facing the Fetus by Helena Silverstein SECTION III: Reproductive Technologies Introduction 11. Selling Genes, Selling Gender by Rene Almeling 12. India’s Reproductive Assembly Line by Sharmila Rudrappa 13. Debates over Lesbian Reproduction within Lesbian/Gay and Feminist Communities by Laura Mamo 14. The Belly Mommy and the Fetus Sitter: The Reproductive Marketplace and Family Intimacies by Joshua Gamson SECTION IV: Pregnancy and Birth Introduction 15. Reproduction in Bondage by Dorothy Roberts 16. Maternal Mortality in the United States: A Human Rights Failure by Francine Coeytaux, Debra Bingham, and Nan Strauss 17. Choosing Your Health Care Provider and Birth Setting by Boston Women’s Health Collective 18. Contested Conceptions and Misconceptions by Rayna Rapp 19. Motherhood Lost: Cultural Dimensions of Miscarriage and Stillbirth in America by Linda L. Layne 20. The Risks to Reproductive Health and Fertility by Jackie Schwartz and Tracey Woodruff 21. The Liability Threat in Obstetrics by Theresa Morris SECTION V: Groups Targeted for Specific Reproductive Policies Introduction 22. Invisible Immigrants: What Will Immigration Reform Mean for Migrant Women? by Michelle Chen 23. Roe v. Wade and the new Jane Crow: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Lynn M. Paltrow 24. Prescriptions: Dr. Carolyn Sufrin, Prison Ob/Gyn by Naomi Stotland 25. Disabled Women and Reproductive Rights by Virginia Kallianes and Phyllis Rubenfeld 26. Motherhood as Class Privilege in America by Rickie Solinger SECTION VI: The Way Forward: Moving Toward Reproductive Justice Introduction 27. Reproductive Justice by Zakiya Luna and Kristin Luker 28. Thinking Beyond ICPD+10: Where Should Our Movement Be Going? by Sonia Corrêa, Adrienne Germain, Rosalind P. Petchesky 29. The Globalization of the Culture Wars by Michelle Goldberg 30. Female Feticide and Infanticide: Implications for Reproductive Justice by Ramaswami Mahalingam and Madeline Wachman 31. Excerpt from Remarks to the U.N. 4th World Conference on Women Plenary Session , delivered 5 September 1995, Beijing, China Hillary Rodham Clinton