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Title Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions / Meredith Wilson Michaels, Lynn M. Morgan
Published Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction: The Fetal Imperative -- Part I. Conceiving the Fetus: History and Overview -- Chapter One. The Fetus on the "Farther Shore" -- Chapter Two. The Emergence of the Fetus -- Chapter Three. Materializing the Fetal Body -- Chapter Four. Dead Embryos -- Chapter Five. Fathers, Mothers, and Fetal Harm -- Part II: Manipulating the Fetal Image -- Chapter Six. Operation to the Rescue -- Chapter Seven. Fetal Galaxies -- Chapter Eight. The Traffic in Fetuses -- Chapter Nine. Minority Unborn -- Chapter Ten. Irish Trans/national Politics and Locating Fetuses -- Part III: Of Women and Fetuses -- Chapter Eleven. "Womb with a View" -- Chapter Twelve. The Fetal Monster -- Chapter Thirteen "I Remember the Day I Shopped for Your Layette" -- Chapter Fourteen. Fetal Reflections -- Epilogue: Reflections on Abortion Politics and the Practices Called Person -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Summary Selected as the "Most Enduring Edited Collection" by the Council on Anthropology and Reproduction Since Roe v. Wade, there has been increasing public interest in fetuses, in part as a result of effective antiabortion propaganda and in part as a result of developments in medicine and technology. While feminists have begun to take note of the proliferation of fetal images in various media, such as medical journals, magazines, and motion pictures, few have openly addressed the problems that the emergence of the fetal subject poses for feminism. Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions foregrounds feminism's effort to focus on the importance of women's reproductive agency, and at the same time acknowledges the increasing significance of fetal subjects in public discourse and private experience. Essays address the public fascination with the fetal subject and its implications for abortion discourse and feminist commitment to reproductive rights in the United States. Contributors include scholars from fields as diverse as anthropology, communications, political science, sociology, and philosophy
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Dec. 09, 2016)
Subject Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Feminist theory.
Fetus -- Imaging.
Human reproduction -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Women's rights.
Form Electronic book
Author Michaels, Meredith Wilson
Morgan, Lynn M
ISBN 1512807567 (electronic bk.)
9781512807561 (electronic bk.)