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Title Fertile ground : exploring reproduction in Canada / edited by Stephanie Paterson, Francesca Scala, and Marlene K. Sokolon
Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014
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 人文社會聯圖  HQ766.5.C3 F47 2014    AVAILABLE    30610020443545
Descript xv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Ideas of choice and rights traditionally dominate discussions concerning reproduction and gender politics. Fertile Ground argues that the current political climate in Canada necessitates a broader understanding of the links between the politics of reproduction, the state, and gender relations
Three major themes are developed in the book: women's lived experiences, the role of the state in reproductive politics, and discourses around reproduction. Contributors examine unequal access to in vitro fertilization treatments depending upon class, race, age, disability, and health status; critique Health Canada's adherence to a medical model of breastfeeding; analyze marketing campaigns for birth-control products; and recount the Aamjiwnaang First Nation's experience of seeking recognition for reproductive health concerns. Fertile Ground links reproduction to marginalization, contestation, and the state in order to illuminate the continuity of reproductive moments and their implications for identity, activism, policy formation, and further scholarship
Subject Human reproduction -- Political aspects -- Canada
Human reproduction -- Social aspects -- Canada
Fertility, Human -- Political aspects -- Canada
Fertility, Human -- Social aspects -- Canada
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Canada
Women's rights -- Canada
Feminism -- Canada
Alt Author Paterson, Stephanie, 1972- author, editor of compilation
Scala, Francesca, author, editor of compilation
Sokolon, Marlene K., 1967-, author, editor of compilation
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