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  • The Politics of Moral Sin: Abortion and Divorce in Spain Chile and Argentinaby Merike Blofield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the problems that arise when women's rights conflict with the views of conservative organized religion. Specifically, it addresses the legalization - or lack thereof - of divorce and abortion in three recently democratized Catholic countries: Spain, Chile, and Argentina. Offering a vital and timely contribution to political debates... more...

  • Childhoodby David Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the history of childhood from medieval times through... more...

  • Family Planning in the Legacy of Islamby Abdel-Rahim Omran

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 210.00

    How has the Islamic view of marriage, family formation and child rearing developed and adapted over the centuries? Is contraception just permitted or actively encouraged? The family is the basic social unit of Islamic society. Even without compelling population pressures, there has been concern with spacing and family planning. This book is the result... more...

  • Kin, Gene, Communityby Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli; Yoram S. Carmeli

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 95.00

    Israel is the only country in the world that offers free fertility treatments to nearly any woman who requires medical assistance. It also has the world's highest per capita usage of in-vitro fertilization. Examining state policies and the application of reproductive technologies among Jewish Israelis, this volume explores the role of tradition... more...

  • The Means of Reproductionby Michelle Goldberg

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking new work on the global battle over reproductive rights by the author of The New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming Award-winning journalist Michelle Goldberg shows how the emancipation of women has become the key human rights struggle of the twenty-first century in The Means of Reproduction . Deeply reported across four... more...

  • Women's Rights?by Masae Kato

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book analyses the debates between handicapped people's movement and women's movement in Japan about the issue of selective abortion focusing on the concept of 'right'. more...

  • Marriage at Midlifeby Dr. Vincent R. Waldron; Dr. Douglas L. Kelley

    Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 75.00

    Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1: Guiding Perspectives and Analytical Tools. Defining the "Centerstage" Marriage. The Empty Nest-an Empty Metaphor?. Our Research: How Did We Learn About Centerstage Marriages?. Five Couples: Five Different Challenges. How to Use This Book. A Guiding Perspective: Communicating Across the Life course. Accounting... more...

  • Matters of Choiceby Iris Lopez

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    In Matters of Choice, Iris Lopez presents a comprehensive analysis of the dichotomous views that have portrayed sterilization either as part of a coercive program of population control or as a means of voluntary, even liberating, fertility control by individual women. Drawing upon her twenty-five years of research on sterilized Puerto Rican women... more...

  • Abortion: A Documentary and Reference Guideby Melody Rose

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 85.00

    This thought-provoking reference work explores the evolution of America's heated abortion debate in a selection of over 40 primary documents from the 19th century to the present day. The guide includes not only key laws and court cases that have determined abortion policy, but also political speeches, medical essays, theological writings, newspaper... more...

  • Population Politics and Developmentby Lisa Ann Richey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book uses political and socio-anthropological theory to examine the relationship between power, interest, and agency within population and family planning discourse across Africa, with particular emphasis on case studies from Tanzania. more...