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The Resource Killing the black body : race, reproduction, and the meaning of liberty, Dorothy Roberts

Killing the black body : race, reproduction, and the meaning of liberty, Dorothy Roberts

Label
Killing the black body : race, reproduction, and the meaning of liberty
Title
Killing the black body
Title remainder
race, reproduction, and the meaning of liberty
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Killing the Black Body, Dorothy Roberts gives a powerful and authoritative account of the on-going assault - both figurative and literal - waged by the American government and our society on the reproductive rights of Black women
  • From an intersection of charged vectors (race, gender, motherhood, abortion, welfare, adoption, and the law), Roberts addresses in her impassioned book such issues as: the notion of prenatal property imposed upon slave women by white masters; the unsavory association between birth control champion Margaret Sanger and the eugenics movement of the 1920s; the coercive sterilization of Black women (many of whom were unaware that they had undergone the procedure) under government welfare programs as late as the 1970s; the race and class implications of distributing risky, long-acting contraceptives, such as Norplant, through Medicaid; the rendering of reproduction as a crime of prosecuting women who expose their fetuses to drugs; the controversy over transracial adoption; the welfare debate (who should pay for reproduction?); and the promotion of the new birth technology (in vitro fertilization and egg donation) to serve infertile white couples
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Dorothy E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birth control
  • African American women
  • Welfare recipients
  • Race discrimination
  • African American women
  • Birth control
  • Race discrimination
  • Welfare recipients
  • United States
Label
Killing the black body : race, reproduction, and the meaning of liberty, Dorothy Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Reproduction in Bondage -- Ch. 2. The Dark Side of Birth Control -- Ch. 3. From Norplant to the Contraceptive Vaccine: The New Frontier of Population Control -- Ch. 4. Making Reproduction a Crime -- Ch. 5. The Welfare Debate: Who Pays for Procreation? -- Ch. 6. Race and the New Reproduction -- Ch. 7. The Meaning of Liberty
Control code
ocm36315907
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 373 pages
Isbn
9780679442264
Lccn
97002383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Killing the black body : race, reproduction, and the meaning of liberty, Dorothy Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Reproduction in Bondage -- Ch. 2. The Dark Side of Birth Control -- Ch. 3. From Norplant to the Contraceptive Vaccine: The New Frontier of Population Control -- Ch. 4. Making Reproduction a Crime -- Ch. 5. The Welfare Debate: Who Pays for Procreation? -- Ch. 6. Race and the New Reproduction -- Ch. 7. The Meaning of Liberty
Control code
ocm36315907
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 373 pages
Isbn
9780679442264
Lccn
97002383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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