The Reproductive Rights Reader

Law, Medicine, and the Construction of Motherhood

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Author: Nancy Ehrenreich

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814722318

Category: Law

Page: 419

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Since the passage of Roe v. Wade, the debate over reproductive rights has dominated America’s courts, legislatures, and streets. The contributors to The Reproductive Rights Reader embrace reproductive justice for all women, but challenge mainstream legal and political solutions based on protecting free choice via neutral governmental policies, which frequently ignore or jeopardize the interests of women of color and the poor. Instead, the pieces in this interdisciplinary book—including both legal cases and articles by legal scholars, historians, sociologists, political scientists and others—favor a critical analysis that addresses the concrete material conditions that limit choices, the role of law and social policy in creating those conditions, and the gendered power dynamics that inform and are reinforced by the regulation of human reproduction. The selections demonstrate that the right to choice isn’t an automatic guarantee of reproductive justice and gender equality; to truly achieve this ideal it is essential to recognize the complexity of women’s reproductive experiences and needs. Divided into four sections, the book examines feminist critiques of medical knowledge and practice; and the legal regulation of pregnancy termination, conception and child-bearing, and behavior during pregnancy.

Salvage Work

U. S. and Caribbean Literatures Amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

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Author: Angela Naimou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0823278727

Category:

Page: 304

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Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law's construction of personhood in the Americas. Tracking the extraordinary afterlives of the legal slave personality from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first, Angela Naimou shows the legal slave to be a fractured but generative figure for contemporary legal personhood across categories of race, citizenship, gender, and labor. What emerges is a compelling and original study of how law invents categories of identification and how literature contends with the person as a legal fiction. Through readings of Francisco Goldman's The Ordinary Seaman, Edwidge Danticat's Krik?Krak!, Rosario Ferre's Sweet Diamond Dust (Maldito Amor), Gayl Jones's Song for Anninho and Mosquito, and John Edgar Wideman's Fanon, Naimou shows how literary engagements with legal personhood reconfigure formal narrative conventions in Black Atlantic historiography, the immigrant novel, the anticolonial romance, the trope of the talking book, and the bildungsroman. Revealing links between colonial, civic, slave, labor, immigration, and penal law, Salvage Work reframes debates over civil and human rights by revealing the shared hemispheric histories and effects of legal personhood across seemingly disparate identities-including the human and the corporate person, the political refugee and the economic migrant, and the stateless person and the citizen. In depicting the material remains of the legal slave personality in the de-industrialized neoliberal era, these literary texts develop a salvage aesthetic that invites us to rethink our political and aesthetic imagination of personhood. Questioning liberal frameworks for civil and human rights as well as what Naimou calls death-bound theories of personhood-in which forms of human life are primarily described as wasted, disposable, bare, or dead in law-Salvage Work thus responds to critical discussions of biopolitics and neoliberal globalization by exploring the potential for contemporary literature to reclaim the individual from the legal regimes that have marked her.

Legally Straight

Sexuality, Childhood, and the Cultural Value of Marriage

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Author: Joe Rollins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814775985

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Argues that cultural conceptions of children – and childhood – played a key role in legalizing gay marriage Legally Straight offers a critical reading of the legal debates over lesbian and gay marriage in the United States. The book draws on key judicial opinions to trace how our understanding of heterosexuality and marriage has changed. Upon closer inspection, it seemed that the cultural value of marriage was becoming tarnished and the trouble appeared to center on one very specific issue: reproduction. As opponents of lesbian and gay marriage emphasized the link between marriage and accidental pregnancy, the evidence mounted, the arguments proliferated, and resistance began to turn against itself. Heterosexuality, it seemed for a moment, was little more than a set of palliative prescriptions for the worst of human behavior, and children became the victims. It thus became the province of the courts to reinforce the cultural value of marriage by resisting what came to be known as the “procreation argument,” the assertion that marriage exists primarily to regulate the unruly aspects of heterosexual reproduction. Cultural conceptions of children and childhood were being put at risk as gays and lesbians were denied marriage, so that writing lesbian and gay families into the marriage law became the better option.

Critical Race Theory

An Introduction, Second Edition

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Author: Richard Delgado,Jean Stefancic

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814785298

Category: Law

Page: 207

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In 2001, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic published their definitive Critical Race Theory, a compact introduction to the field that explained, in straightforward language, the origins, principal themes, leading voices, and new directions of this important movement in legal thought. Since then, critical race theory has gone on to influence numerous other fields of scholarship, and the Delgado and Stefancic primer has remained an indispensible guide for students and teachers. Delgado and Stefancic have revised the book to include material on key issues such as colorblind jurisprudence, Latino-Critical scholarship, immigration, and the rollback of affirmative action. This second edition introduces readers to important new voices in fields outside of law, including education and psychology, and offers greatly expanded issues for discussion, updated reading lists, and an extensive glossary of terms.

Extractions

An Ethnography of Reproductive Tourism

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Author: M. Nahman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291753

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Michal Nahman traces different kinds of 'extraction': the practices of human egg harvesting in different national contexts; the political economic consequences of such extraction for the women involved and the ways in which this has consequences for nationalism and race or 'Israeli extraction'.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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Sex Matters

The Sexuality and Society Reader

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Author: Mindy Stombler

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 522

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Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, 2/E Mindy Stombler, "Georgia State University"Dawn M. Baunach, "Georgia State University"Elisabeth O. Burgess, "Georgia State University"Denise Donnelly, "Georgia State University"Wendy Simonds, "Georgia State University" ISBN: 0205485448 This anthology of 62 readings from contemporary scholarly literature, trade books, popular media, as well as contributed articles, examines the many ways in which human sexuality is a socially constructed and regulated behavior, and how it is studied by social scientists. New To This Edition 39 of the 62 readings are new. Several chapters, including Sexual Practices, Sexual Violence, and Commercialized Sex, have been greatly expanded. Each chapter now concludes with "Sextistics," a set of relevant research data.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

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Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

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Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Book Review Index 2009

Cumulation

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Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

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Courses of Study

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Author: Cornell University

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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The Writer's Directory, 1998-2000

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Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558623286

Category: Authors, American

Page: 1836

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Information on more than 17,500 living authors from English speaking countries.