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Reproduction Reconceived: Family Making and the Limits of Choice after Roe v. Wade (Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century #5) (Paperback)

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The landmark case Roe v. Wade redefined family: it is now commonplace for Americans to treat having children as a choice. But the historic decision also coincided with widening inequality, an ongoing trend that continues to make choice more myth than reality. In this new and timely history, Matthiesen shows how the effects of incarceration, for-profit healthcare, disease, and poverty have been worsened by state neglect, forcing most to work harder to maintain a family.
 

About the Author


Sara Matthiesen is a historian of gender, sexuality, and reproduction in the United States. She is Assistant Professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at George Washington University.

Praise For…


"Reproduction Reconceived is an urgent reminder that a renewed fight for the right to choose must do more than restore legal access to abortion."


— Chicago Review

"Reproduction Reconceived is based on extensive research. . . .Its arguments and conclusions shed new light on the harsh conditions that encumber so many women’s efforts at family-making, call for a change in values that fully appreciate and support the essential work of private and public caregiving, and insist that making reproductive choice a reality demands the elimination of inequities based on gender, race, class and sexuality.'
— Society for U.S. Intellectual History


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520298217
ISBN-10: 0520298217
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 334
Language: English
Series: Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century