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Author Panu, Mihnea
Title Contextualizing family planning [electronic resource] : truth, subject, and the Other in the U.S. government / Mihnea Panu
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 244 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-240) and index
Government, truth, and subjectivity in a "post-substance" reality --The other in liberal governmentality -- Governing the nation's reproduction : race as pathology -- Governing the nation's reproduction : culture, poverty, and eugenics -- Patriarchal orders of reality in the apparatuses of sexuality regulation -- Strategies of truth and the formation of governmental reality -- Liberal governing and the contemporary political imagination
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 11, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
This book is a critical analysis of the technologies of identity-formation in governmental family planning policy. Panu argues that in order for contemporary liberalism to govern legitimately, governmental discourses have to create and subsequently alienate certain identities as "other" that is, as the polar opposite of the good, normal citizen. These identities usually center on the poor, the racialised, and the gendered. These arguably discriminatory practices are illustrated through theinvestigation of the U.S. bio- and anatomo-politics of reproduction inthe national family planning strategy, in an analytical framework thatrelates them to the welfare benefit policies in the same country. Panuargues that as long as neo-liberal governmental apparatuses map and rule society using this combination of "othering" and foundational assumptions, each governmental intervention reinforcesthe systems that make domination, inequality, and exclusion possible
Link Original 9780230607989 0230607985 (DLC) 2009013910 (OCoLC)320350447
Subject Family Planning Policy -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States
Family Planning Services -- organization & administration -- United States
Government -- United States
Politics -- United States
Public Assistance -- United States
Reproductive Behavior -- United States
Family planning -- Political aspects -- United States
Human reproduction -- Political aspects -- United States
Welfare recipients -- United States
Liberalism -- United States
United States -- Politics and government
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