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The Political Geographies of Pregnancy
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As reproductive power finds its way into the hands of medical professionals, lobbyists, and policymakers, the geographies of pregnancy are shifting, and the boundaries need to be redrawn, argues Laura R. Woliver. Across a politically charged backdrop of reproductive issues, Woliver exposes strategies that claim to uphold the best interests of children, families, and women but in reality complicate women's struggles to have control over their own bodies. Utilizing feminist standpoint theory and promoting a feminist ethic of care, Woliver looks at the ways modern reproductive politics are shaped by long-standing debates on abortion and adoption, surrogacy arrangements, new reproductive technologies, medical surveillance, and the mapping of the human genome.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1. Feminist Praxis, Reproductive Powers, and Medical Models
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 2. New Reproductive Technologies: Medicalizations of Pregnancy, Birth, Reproduction, and Infertility
  2. pp. 27-44
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  1. 3. The Human Genome Project: Designer Genes
  2. pp. 45-81
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  1. 4. Abortion Politics: Discourses on Lives
  2. pp. 82-114
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  1. 5. Adoption and Surrogacy: Children as Commodities, Wombs for Rent
  2. pp. 115-135
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  1. 6. Social Controls and Reproductive Politics: Punitive Monitoring of Pregnant Women
  2. pp. 136-154
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  1. Conclusion: The Changing Geographies of Motherhood and Reproduction
  2. pp. 155-169
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  1. Bibliogaphy
  2. pp. 171-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-238
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