Unwilling Mothers, Unwanted Babies: Infanticide in Canada

Unwilling Mothers, Unwanted Babies: Infanticide in Canada

by Kirsten Johnson Kramar

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ISBN-13: 9780774811767
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 05/26/2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kirsten Johnson Kramar teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Winnipeg.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION1. Regulating Infanticide through Concealment of Birth2. Unwanted Babies: Humanitarianism and the Infant3. The Insanities of Reproduction: Medico-legal Knowledge Informing Infanticide Law4. Unwilling Mothers: The Disappearance of the ‘Unwanted’ Baby5. Vengeance for the Innocents: The New Medico-legal Designation of ‘Infanticide’ as ‘Child Abuse Homicide’6. Retributive Justice and the Disappearance of InfanticideCONCLUSIONAPPENDIX A Current Legal Framework Governing Maternal NeonaticideREFERENCES

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"Unwilling Mothers, Unwanted Babies is a very good and unique contribution in a field where there are no other comparable books. By examining the historical conditions for the emergence of new laws governing infanticide, Kirsten Kramar brings original analytical insights to the infanticide debate."— Sylvie Frigon, Professor of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Sylvie Frigon

Unwilling Mothers, Unwanted Babies is a very good and unique contribution in a field where there are no other comparable books. By examining the historical conditions for the emergence of new laws governing infanticide, Kirsten Kramar brings original analytical insights to the infanticide debate.

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