. Sweeping and ambitious, this is a must-read book for feminists, health and policy workers, and anyone concerned about the future of our world. Deeply reported across four continents, female circumcision, the book explores issues such as abortion, and Asia's missing girls to dramatize the connections between international policymaking and individual lives.
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World - Goldberg demonstrates how women's rights are key to addressing both overpopulation and rapid population decline, reducing world poverty, and retarding the spread of AIDS.
Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®Oxford University Press - Solinger tackles some of the most contentious questions up for debate today, including the definition of "fetal personhood, " and the roles poverty and welfare policy play in shaping reproductive rights. Oxford university Press USA. Tracing the historical roots of reproductive politics up through the present, Rickie Solinger considers a range of topics from abortion and contraception to health care reform and assisted reproductive technologies.
Offering a wide range of information in an accessible and engaging manner, Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® orients readers and provides the knowledge necessary to follow the debates in this important and continually evolving field. What everyone needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.
Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® - . The answers she provides are informative, balanced, and sometimes quite surprising. Forty years later, questions about reproductive rights are just as complex--and controversial--as they were then. The term "reproductive politics" was coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues.
Focusing mainly on the united states, ethical, Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® explores the legal, religious, social, political, and medical dimensions of this hotly contested arena.
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion RightsPicador - In clear, concise arguments, pollitt takes on the personhood argument, reaffirms the priority of a woman's life and health, and discusses why terminating a pregnancy can be a force for good for women, families, and society. Meanwhile with each passing day the rights upheld by the Supreme Court are being systematically eroded by state laws designed to end abortion outright.
In this controversial and necessary book, Katha Pollitt reframes abortion as a common part of a woman's reproductive life, one that should be accepted as a moral right with positive social implications. By whole-heartedly defending abortion rights, Pollitt argues, we reclaim the lives and the rights of women and mothers.
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights - Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with outright hostility or vague discomfort by many, this despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by the time they reach menopause. Even those who support a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy often qualify their support by saying abortion is a "bad thing, and often welcomed, " thereby placing the medical procedure on a pedestal so remote and radioactive that it takes it out of the world of the everyday, turning an act that is often necessary, " an "agonizing decision, into something shameful and secretive.
Picador USA. A new york times book review notable book of the yearan "important, revelatory new book" Elle that is a powerful argument for abortion as a moral right and force for social good Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Oxford university Press USA.
Conceiving the New World OrderUniversity of California Press - They discuss the ways that seemingly distant influences shape and constrain local reproductive experiences such as the international flows of adoptive babies and childcare workers and the Victorian and imperial legacy of eugenics and family planning. Using reproduction as an entry point in the study of social life and placing it at the center of social theory, the authors examine how cultures are produced, contested, and transformed as people imagine their collective future in the creation of the next generation.
The studies encompass a wide variety of subjects, from the impact of AIDS on reproduction in the United States to the aftereffects of Chernobyl on the Sami people in Norway and the impact of totalitarian abortion and birth control policies in Romania and China. In an unusually broad spectrum of essays, a distinguished group of international feminist scholars and activists explores the complexity of contemporary sexual politics around the globe.
Conceiving the New World Order - This groundbreaking volume provides a dramatic investigation of the dynamics of reproduction. Picador USA. University of California Press. Oxford university Press USA. The contributors use historical and comparative perspectives to illuminate the multiple and intersecting forms of power and resistance through which reproduction is given cultural weight and social form.
Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years With a Midwife in MaliWaveland Press - Oxford university Press USA. Kris worked side-by-side with her as they cared for each other through sickness and tragedy and shared their innermost secrets and hopes. Monique's life was representative of many women in one of the world's poorest nations, yet she faced her challenges in extraordinary ways. And she struggled to be with the man she loved.
It is an uplifting tribute to indomitable spirits everywhere. University of California Press. Latest printing includes "2012 Postscript. Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact the publisher directly. Waveland Press. Her story is one of tragedy joy, rebellion, and of an ancient culture in the midst of change.
Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years With a Midwife in Mali - In a small village in mali, west africa, monique saved lives and dispensed hope every day in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter and where many children are buried before they cut a tooth. What is it like to live and work in a remote corner of the world and befriend a courageous midwife who breaks traditional roles? Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Mali Midwife is the inspiring story of Monique Dembele, an accidental midwife who became a legend, and Kris Holloway, the young Peace Corps volunteer who became her closest confidante.
Picador USA. Monique and the mango rains is a fascinating voyage to an unforgettable place, a voyage spent close to the ground, immersed in village life, learning first-hand the rhythms of this world. Despite her fiercely traditional society and her limited education she fought for her beliefs birth control, the end of female genital mutilation, the right to receive a salary, and the right to educate her daughters.
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian NationalismW. W. Norton & Company - Picador USA. In kingdom coming, goldberg demonstrates how an increasingly bellicose fundamentalism is gaining traction throughout our national life, taking us on a tour of the parallel right-wing evangelical culture that is buoyed by Republican political patronage. Waveland Press. Deep within the red zones of a divided america, perfidious congressmen courting the confidence of neo-confederates and proponents of theocracy, we meet military retirees pledging to seize the nation in Christ's name, and leaders of federally funded programs offering Jesus as the solution to the country's social problems.
Before the 2004 election, and poorly disguised self-interest had been reinstated, and during the ensuing months when many Americans were trying to understand how an administration marked by cronyism, disregard for the national budget, Goldberg traveled through the heartland of a country in the grips of a fevered religious radicalism: the America of our time.
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism - With her trenchant interviews and the telling testimonies of the people behind this movement, Goldberg gains access into the hearts and minds of citizens who are striving to remake the secular Republic bequeathed by our founders into a Christian nation run according to their interpretation of scripture.
A potent wakeup call to pluralists in the coming showdown with Christian nationalists. Publishers weekly, starred review Michelle Goldberg, a senior political reporter for Salon. Com, has been covering the intersection of politics and ideology for years. From the classroom to the mega-church to the federal court, she saw how the growing influence of dominionism-the doctrine that Christians have the right to rule nonbelievers-is threatening the foundations of democracy.
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black AmericaFarrar, Straus and Giroux - Mayor marion barry and federal prosecutor eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness―and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. University of California Press. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D.
C. Farrar Straus and Giroux. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. Waveland Press. In locking up our own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers.
Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas―from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency.
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America - Winner of the 2018 pulitzer prize for general non-fictionlong-listed for the national book awardfinalist, los Angeles Times Book PrizesOne of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017Short-listed for the Inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social JusticeFormer public defender James Forman, Current Interest Category, Jr.
Is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods.
Everything Conceivable: How the Science of Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our WorldAnchor - Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Picador USA. Award-winning journalist liza mundy captures the human narratives, behind the controversial, as well as the science, multibillion-dollar fertility industry, and examines how this huge social experiment is transforming our most basic relationships and even our destiny as a species.
Skyrocketing infertility rates and dizzying technological advances are revolutionizing American families and changing the way we think about parenthood, childbirth, and life itself. Farrar Straus and Giroux. The unforgettable personal stories in Everything Conceivable run the gamut from joyous to tragic; all of them raise questions we dare not ignore.
Everything Conceivable: How the Science of Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World - Waveland Press. University of California Press. Using in-depth reporting and riveting anecdotal material from doctors, single and gay and lesbian parents, infertile men and women, families, surrogates, and children conceived through technology, sperm and egg donors, Mundy explores the impact of assisted reproduction on individuals as well as the ethical issues raised and the potentially vast social consequences.
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap AmericaBerkley - Picador USA. I am the author of nickel and dimed, which tells the story of my own brief attempt, as a semi-undercover journalist, to survive on low-wage retail and service jobs. Now they have a voice—and it’s forthright, funny, and just a little bit furious. The real-life nickel and dimed—the author of the wildly popular “Poverty Thoughts” essay tells what it’s like to be working poor in America.
University of California Press. She also answers questions often asked about those who live on or near minimum wage: why don’t they get better jobs? Why don’t they make better choices? Why do they smoke cigarettes and have ugly lawns? Why don’t they borrow from their parents? Enlightening and entertaining, Hand to Mouth opens up a new and much-needed dialogue between the people who just don’t have it and the people who just don’t get it.
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America - Berkley Books. Here, linda tirado tells what it’s like, eat, shop, to work, raise kids, day after day, and keep a roof over your head without enough money. Oxford university Press USA. Farrar Straus and Giroux. One of the five most important books of the year--esquire “devastatingly smart and FUNNY. Used book in Good Condition.
The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World's Most Successful Political Idea Economist BooksThe Economist - Used book in Good Condition. But to do so, we will have to return to our lodestars of openness and equality, keeping firmly in mind that without openness, the West cannot thrive; but without equality, the West cannot last. We live in a time of disintegration and rekindling of old nationalisms. Oxford university Press USA.
Ecomomist. Yet the end of the west has been predicted by academics, philosophers and rival statesmen for more than a hundred years. The fight is not lost. University of California Press. Waveland Press. Berkley Books. The fate of the west reveals that our record of overcoming our doubters and demons should give the world confidence that the idea of the West will again prevail.
The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World's Most Successful Political Idea Economist Books - The west seems to be in retreat--even from itself--and cracks have appeared in the structures of international collaboration built after 1945. Picador USA. In this bold new book, bill emmott argues that in the face of new threats, we must resist attempts to close borders and minds, and work to remove obstacles that are blocking this evolutionary change.
The west has proved itself to be tough--adaptable, flexible and able to evolve to meet the challenges of changing times. Farrar Straus and Giroux.