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Politics of the Womb

Lynn M. Thomas

Politics of the Womb

Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya

by Lynn M. Thomas

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African history: from c 1900 -,
  • African studies,
  • Ethical issues & debates,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Social conditions,
  • History,
  • Social Science,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Kenya,
  • Africa - General,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • History / General,
  • Female circumcision,
  • Women

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages316
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7710937M
    ISBN 100520224507
    ISBN 109780520224506

    politics of the womb proves that there can be broken babies and breaking mothers; it rips away the romanticism around uterus transplants, warns of genetic theft and ‘designer babies’, and points to the human element being sacrificed, as artificial reproduction uses, reuses and recycles the woman. The answer to that question lies at the heart of Lynn M. Thomas's very fine book, Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction and the State in Kenya. Politics of the Womb explores the political significance of campaigns by both colonial and postcolonial states and the White missionaries within them to police women's sexuality and reproduction in.

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    Politics of the womb: women, reproduction, and the state in Kenya. [Lynn M Thomas] -- By examining the political significance of reproductive controversies in 20th century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth and premarital pregnancy. There is a sense of quiet satisfaction in knowing that Politics of the Womb is as much a global-first on the issue of male infertility. The book also urges men to speak up about fatherhood-by Author: Sanjukta Sharma.


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The politics of the womb are at the core of the colonial experience and of colonial politics. Africans struggled amongst themselves over the regulation of reproduction, and these layers of intimate strife, and the policies and protests emanating from London and mission hospitals and African homesteads, Cited by: In more than a metaphorical sense, the womb has proven to be an important site of political struggle in and about Africa.

By examining the political significance—and complex ramifications—of reproductive controversies in twentieth-century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth, and premarital pregnancy have been crucial to the exercise of Reviews: 3.

Politics of the Womb book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Among life’s choices is to have children or remain childfree.

Y /5. This innovative book enriches the study of gender, reproduction, sexuality, and African history by revealing how reproductive controversies challenged long-standing social hierarchies and contributed to the construction of new ones that continue to influence the fraught politics of abortion, birth control, female genital cutting, and HIV/AIDS in : Lynn Thomas.

Thomas shows how entangled the woman's body (in particular the womb, representing reproductive capabilities) is within historical developments, cultural and moral economies, and colonial relationships, and where the power imbalance actually comes in. Politics of the Womb is a good read for a deeper understanding of issues such as politics of female genital cutting and childbearing law in /5.

Politics of the Womb proves that there can be broken babies and breaking mothers; it rips away the romanticism around uterus transplants, warns of genetic theft and designer babies, and points to the human element being sacrificed, as artificial reproduction uses, 4/5(1).

This innovative book enriches the study of gender, reproduction, sexuality, and African history by revealing how reproductive controversies challenged long-standing social hierarchies and.

This innovative book enriches the study of gender, reproduction, sexuality, and African history by revealing how reproductive controversies challenged long-standing social hierarchies and contributed to the construction of new ones that continue to influence the fraught politics of abortion, birth control, female genital cutting, and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

'Politics of the Womb': A Book That Shows Why The Commercial Surrogacy Ban Is Essential. Policing the Womb brings to life the chilling ways in which women have become the targets of secretive state surveillance of their pregnancies.

Michele Goodwin expands the reproductive health and rights debate beyond abortion to include how legislators increasingly turn to criminalizing women for miscarriages, stillbirths, and threatening the Author: Michele Goodwin. Buy Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya by Thomas, Lynn M.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). "In Thomas's skilled hands, and in her unabashed love of story-telling, intimate events in Kenya help us think more clearly and more critically about Africa in the twentieth century.

The politics of the womb are at the core of the colonial experience and of colonial politics. This innovative book enriches the study of gender, reproduction, sexuality, and African history by revealing how reproductive controversies challenged long-standing social hierarchies and contributed to the construction of new ones that continue to influence the fraught politics of abortion, birth control, female genital cutting, and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

In Politics of the Womb, author Lynn M. Thomas shows how struggles over reproduction were crucial to colonial rule and nation building in early post colonial Kenya. She paints a detailed picture of the complex array of political struggles and positions to show that reproduction, including the practice of female excision, also referred to as genital mutilation, cannot be reduced to the stark dichotomy of colonial.

Ultimately, the book explores how attending to birthing bodies can vitalize global birth politics by listening to what matters to women in relation to birth.

Politics of the Womb is a world-first book. Among life’s choices is to have children or remain childfree. Yet those who want a child and find themselves unable, live through the trauma of ‘infertility’—cruelly attributed as ‘their fault’—to undergo the tribulations of 4/5(3).

As I read the “Politics of the Womb” by Pinki Virani a frightening today began to emerge. Where there are women, whose only value to the world seems to be the eggs that she produces, the uterus that she has, and the womb that she rents. The politics of the womb are at the core of the colonial experience and of colonial politics.

This innovative book enriches the study of gender, reproduction, sexuality, and African history by revealing how reproductive controversies challenged long-standing social hierarchies and contributed to the construction of new ones that continue to influence the fraught politics of abortion, birth control, female genital cutting, and HIV/AIDS in : University of California Press.

Books. In more than a metaphorical sense, the womb has proven to be an important site of political struggle in and about Africa. By examining the political significance—and complex ramifications—of reproductive controversies in twentieth-century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth, and premarital pregnancy have been crucial to the.

Politics of the Womb proves that there can be broken babies and breaking mothers; it rips away the romanticism around uterus transplants, warns of genetic theft and 'designer babies', and points to the human element being sacrificed, as artificial reproduction uses, reuses and recycles the Virani combines investigation.Politics of the Womb proves that there can be broken babies and breaking mothers; it rips away the romanticism around uterus transplants, warns of genetic theft and ‘designer babies’, and points to the human element being sacrificed, as artificial reproduction uses, reuses and recycles the : Penguin Books Ltd.

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