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Our Bodies, Our Crimes : the Policing of Women's Reproduction in America.

By: Flavin, Jeanne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (316 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814728550; 0814728553.Subject(s): Reproductive rights -- United States | Women prisoners -- Family relationships -- United States | Children of women prisoners -- United States | Women prisoners -- Health and hygiene -- United States | Women -- United States -- Social conditionsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Our Bodies, Our Crimes : The Policing of Women's Reproduction in America.DDC classification: 323.340973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction; Part I: Beginning; 1 "Race Criminals": Reproductive Rights in America; Part II: Begetting; 2 "Breeders": The Right to Procreate; 3 "Back-Alley Butchers": Terminating Pregnancies; 4 "Baby-Killers": Neonaticide and Infant Abandonment; Part III: Bearing; 5 "Innocent Preborn Victims": Fetal Protectionism and Pregnant Women; 6 "Liars and Whiners": Incarcerated Women's Right to Reproductive Health; Part IV: Mothering; 7 "Bad Mothers": Incarcerated Women's Ties to Their Children; 8 "Asking for It": Battered Women and Child Custody; Conclusion: Being; Notes; Bibliography.
AcknowledgmentsIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; V; W; About the Author.
Summary: Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association; Sex and Gender Section. The Real Issue behind the Abortion Debate. An op-ed by Jeanne Flavin in the San Francisco Chronicle. 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. The intense policing of women's reproductive capacity places women's health and human rights in great peril. Poor women are pressured to undergo sterilization. Women addicted to illicit drugs risk arrest for carrying their pregnancies to term. Courts, child welfare, and law enforcement agencies fail to recognize the efforts of battered and incar.
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Introduction; Part I: Beginning; 1 "Race Criminals": Reproductive Rights in America; Part II: Begetting; 2 "Breeders": The Right to Procreate; 3 "Back-Alley Butchers": Terminating Pregnancies; 4 "Baby-Killers": Neonaticide and Infant Abandonment; Part III: Bearing; 5 "Innocent Preborn Victims": Fetal Protectionism and Pregnant Women; 6 "Liars and Whiners": Incarcerated Women's Right to Reproductive Health; Part IV: Mothering; 7 "Bad Mothers": Incarcerated Women's Ties to Their Children; 8 "Asking for It": Battered Women and Child Custody; Conclusion: Being; Notes; Bibliography.

AcknowledgmentsIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; V; W; About the Author.

Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association; Sex and Gender Section. The Real Issue behind the Abortion Debate. An op-ed by Jeanne Flavin in the San Francisco Chronicle. 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. The intense policing of women's reproductive capacity places women's health and human rights in great peril. Poor women are pressured to undergo sterilization. Women addicted to illicit drugs risk arrest for carrying their pregnancies to term. Courts, child welfare, and law enforcement agencies fail to recognize the efforts of battered and incar.

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CHOICE Review

This book contributes to the literature on reproduction in three important ways: first, by broadly interpreting "reproduction" to include not only the right to beget and bear a child (or not), but also reproductive health, protection from violence, and the parenting of one's children; second, by including within the category of "women" the experiences of women of color, minors, the poor, and the incarcerated; and third, by demonstrating how the regulation of women's reproduction threatens their very citizenship. Flavin's approach is unique for how it draws on concepts from criminal justice to critiquing society's propensity for punishment and control of women rather than commitment to supporting them through social programs. Her astute analysis sees beyond the rhetoric to critique popular symbolic laws such as safe haven statutes, AMBER alerts, and fetal homicide laws. The writing is clear, the arguments well documented, and the result disturbing. Flavin (Fordham Univ.) concludes with a hopeful chapter that offers guidance in how to use the power of law to support women as citizens rather than to police them as criminals. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. S. Behuniak Le Moyne College

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