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  • Fertility, Family Planning and Population Policy in Chinaby Chiung-Fang Chang; Che-Fu Lee; Sherry L. McKibben; Dudley L. Poston; Carol S. Walther

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    China's one-child population policy, first initiated in 1979, has had an enormous effect on the country?s development. By reducing its fertility in the past two decades to less than two children per woman, and developing a family planning program focused heavily on sterilization and abortion, China has undergone a significant transition in status... more...

  • The Genius Factoryby David Plotz

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95

    It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice?nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank?opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor from its roster of Nobel-laureate scientists,... more...

  • Shaping Abortion Discourseby Myra Marx Ferree; William Anthony Gamson; Jürgen Gerhards; Dieter Rucht

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    This book compares the political process and role of the media using controversy over abortion. more...

  • The New Population Problemby Alan Booth; Ann C. Crouter

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    This book is based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on "Creating the Next Generation: Social, Economic, and Psychological Processes Underlying Fertility in Developed Countries," held at the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. The papers address some of the antecedents and consequences of the recent steep declines in... more...

  • Reforming Sexby Atina Grossmann

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 72.99

    Reforming Sex reconstructs the complicated history of a movement that has been romanticized as the harbinger of 1960s sexual radicalism and demonized as a precursor to Nazi racial policy, but mostly buried and obscured by Nazi bookburnings and repression. Relying on a broad range of sources--from police reports, films and personal interviews to sex... more...

  • Japan: The Childless Society?by Muriel Jolivet

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 68.95

    Disillusioned by long hours at home alone and by demands from the older generation, Japanese women are marrying later, resulting in a sharp decline in the Japanese birth rate. Muriel Jolivet considers the reasons why Japanese women are finding it increasingly difficult to accept the terms and conditions of motherhood. Japan: The Childless Society... more...

  • Living within Limitsby Garrett Hardin

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    "We fail to mandate economic sanity," writes Garrett Hardin, "because our brains are addled by... compassion ." With such startling assertions, Hardin has cut a swathe through the field of ecology for decades, winning a reputation as a fearless and original thinker. A prominent biologist, ecological philosopher, and keen student of human population... more...

  • Race, Maternity, and the Politics of Birth Control in South Africa, 1910-39by Professor Susanne M. Klausen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    Using original primary sources, this book uncovers and analyzes for the first time the politics of fertility and the battle over birth control in South Africa from 1910 (the year the country was formed) to 1945. It examines the nature and achievements of the South African birth-control movement in pre-apartheid South Africa, including the establishment... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Birth Controlby Vern L. Bullough

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00

    In addition to full coverage of traditional techniques of contraception and a discussion of the history of current practices, this encyclopedia includes an appendix that briefly outlines the contemporary contraceptive practices in every major country in the world. more...

  • Breaking the Abortion Deadlockby Eileen McDonagh

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99

    For over twenty years the abortion debate has raged, with each side entrenched in unyielding positions. This book breaks the impasse by using pro-life premises to reach pro-choice conclusions. While it is commonly assumed that state protection of the fetus as a form of human life undermines women's reproductive rights, McDonagh instead illuminates... more...