Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood

Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States Kristin Luker examines the issues people and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict She draws data from twenty years

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  • Title: Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood
  • Author: Kristin Luker
  • ISBN: 9780520055971
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro life and pro choice activists She argues that moral positions on abortion aIn this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro life and pro choice activists She argues that moral positions on abortion are intimately tied to views on sexual behavior, the care of children, family life, technology, and the importance of the individual.

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    1. Although Luker wrote this in 1985, it unfortunately feels timeless Where people fall on the abortion issue is strongly rooted in their worldview, especially in one's belief regarding women's role and place in society. As a sociologist, Luker details these worldviews in a fair and honest way. This is an important book for anybody interested in the history and development of women's reproductive rights in this country. We've been told that abortion was morally a black-and-white issue in the past, [...]

    2. Luker offers an incredibly comprehensive approach to the abortion debate, analyzing all sides of the argument from an objective perspective, which is difficult to do with a topic as steeped in controversy as this one. They accurately trace the history of the abortion debate from the Ancient Greeks to the present, thus deeply examining the many arguments and claims being made by both Pro-Lifers and Pro-Choice people. By analyzing the politics of motherhood, Luker is subtly making the claim that, [...]

    3. Wow, this is a tremendous book. I read it when it came out and I can still quote huge parts of it years later. It explains not only abortion but also the movement to home-school children. Basically, women who stay at home to raise children are demeaned in our society and made to feel "less than." Women who work are more highly valued, and considered more interesting, or at least that's the way it seems. Those professional women, who can use abortion to delay child-rearing, are seen as valued, an [...]

    4. Fascinating, upsetting, eye-opening look at how abortion effects WOMEN. Not just fetuses. Wish I could get my Dad to read this so that maybe he could view the pro-choice stance from a non-religious perspective and try to understand the politics surrounding abortion and what it has and does mean for women and their bodies. And what it means for a country that's supposed to promote equality. Because it's not just about abortion. It's about all of the other things you take control of when you try t [...]

    5. An interesting and comprehensive look at the history of the abortion debate (note - not abortion itself) in the United States which manages to still feel remarkably applicable, despite being first published in 1985. Also manages to feel both like an academic overview and quite a close case study (with, for example, its interviews with activists on both sides). The focus on the shift of the issue from private to public, as well as the further implications of moral arguments on the status/politics [...]

    6. I highly recommend this for anyone who would like to learn more about the history of the abortion debate and the beliefs of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements. Kristin Luker is objective in her debate and presents the facts in an interesting, understandable matter. I could not find a trace of bias in one way or another, which is a relief.Interesting and informative read.

    7. Examination of all sides of this contentious issue and the reasons, rationale, emotions and world-views of those supporting each side.Discusses various diverse issues involved including whether aborting a fetus is murder, is a fetus a baby, bioethics, allocation of medical resources and changes in technology, "morality" definitions, history of abortion issue, and many other aspects.

    8. While I think there is no question that the author is pro-choice, she does a marvelous job of giving insight into the concerns of anti-abortion women and the ways in which they feel they are being attacked/threatened by sexual liberation.

    9. Read snippets of the book for class, the entire book for pleasure. Very interesting POV's in the book, although some of the arguments seemed very repetitive throughout

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