Description - The Political Geographies of Pregnancy by Laura R. Woliver
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.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
University of Illinois Press
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Author Biography - Laura R. Woliver
Laura R. Woliver is a professor of political science and women's studies at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of From Outrage to Action: The Politics of Grass Roots Dissent.