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The Resource Our bodies, our crimes : the policing of women's reproduction in America, Jeanne Flavin

Our bodies, our crimes : the policing of women's reproduction in America, Jeanne Flavin

Label
Our bodies, our crimes : the policing of women's reproduction in America
Title
Our bodies, our crimes
Title remainder
the policing of women's reproduction in America
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Flavin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: 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 incarcerated women to care for their children. Pregnant inmates are subject to inhumane practices such as shackling during labor and poor prenatal care. And decades after Roe, the criminalization of certain procedures and regulation of abortion providers still obstruct women's access to safe and private abortions. In this important work, Jeanne Flavin looks beyond abortion to document how the law and the criminal justice system police women's rights to conceive, to be pregnant, and to raise their children. Through vivid and disturbing case studies, Flavin shows how the state seeks to establish what a 'good woman' and 'fit mother' should look like and whose reproduction is valued. With a stirring conclusion that calls for broad-based measures that strengthen women's economic position, choice-making, autonomy, sexual freedom, and health care, Our Bodies, Our Crimes is a battle cry for all women in their fight to be fully recognized as human beings. At its heart, this book is about the right of a woman to be a healthy and valued member of society independent of how or whether she reproduces
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flavin, Jeanne
Dewey number
323.3/40973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
F532 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Alternative criminology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reproductive rights
  • Women prisoners
  • Children of women prisoners
  • Women prisoners
  • Women
Label
Our bodies, our crimes : the policing of women's reproduction in America, Jeanne Flavin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0819/2008023038.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-296) and index
Contents
"Race criminals" : reproductive rights in America -- "Breeders" : the right to procreate -- "Back-alley butchers" : terminating pregnancies -- "Baby-killers" : neonaticide and infant abandonment -- "Innocent preborn victims" : fetal protectionism and pregnant women -- "Liars and whiners" : incarcerated women's right to reproductive health -- "Bad mothers" : incarcerated women's ties to their children -- "Asking for it" : battered women and child custody
Control code
ocn228425559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 307 p.
Isbn
9780814727546
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023038
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o228425559
  • (OCoLC)228425559
Label
Our bodies, our crimes : the policing of women's reproduction in America, Jeanne Flavin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0819/2008023038.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-296) and index
Contents
"Race criminals" : reproductive rights in America -- "Breeders" : the right to procreate -- "Back-alley butchers" : terminating pregnancies -- "Baby-killers" : neonaticide and infant abandonment -- "Innocent preborn victims" : fetal protectionism and pregnant women -- "Liars and whiners" : incarcerated women's right to reproductive health -- "Bad mothers" : incarcerated women's ties to their children -- "Asking for it" : battered women and child custody
Control code
ocn228425559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 307 p.
Isbn
9780814727546
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023038
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o228425559
  • (OCoLC)228425559

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