Reproductive Acts: Sexual Politics in North American Fiction and Film

Reproductive Acts: Sexual Politics in North American Fiction and Film

by Heather Latimer

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ISBN-13: 9780773541580
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Heather Latimer is a lecturer in the Coordinated Arts Program at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Reproductive Déjà Vu 3

1 Privacy, Patriarchy, and Abortion: Reproductive Politics in The Handmaid's Tale, Blood and Guts in High School, and Don Quixote 32

2 From Politics to Ethics: Maternal Abjection, Subjectivity, and Community in Instruments of Darkness and Paradise 67

3 Fetal Cyborgs and Monstrous Clones: New Reproductive Technologies in Patchwork Girl and Salt Fish Girl 104

4 The Limits of Citizenship: The Fetus and the Refugee in Children of Men 134

Conclusion: Bioreproductive Futures 160

Notes 163

Works Cited 177

Index 191

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