Reproductive Justice and Sexual Rights: Transnational Perspectives

1st Edition

Tanya Saroj Bakhru

Routledge
May 27, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138297241 - CAT# Y365414

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

USD$38.95

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

This book interrogates the politics of sexual and reproductive rights from a transnational feminist perspective. Taking an intersectional and interdisciplinary approach, the book provides the reader with a nuanced and in depth understanding of the role that forces of globalization have played in women’s sexual and reproductive lives in the 21st century.

The book begins with an examination of the significance of transnational women’s health movement(s) as a response to the convergence of social, political, and economic forces unique to the current globalized era. Subsequent chapters examine these forces as they play out in socially and geographically specific locations. The book is organized into four thematic sections: the continuing impacts of colonization on women’s bodies and sexual and reproductive health; interactions between the State, the law, and sexual and reproductive rights; the ways in which migration shapes women’s sexual and reproductive health experiences; and the engagement with transnational politics by women’s health organizers. Within these themes, case studies of Ireland, India, Senegal, Colombia, Mexico, Uganda, and the United States are highlighted. In addition, specific issues such as sex selection and son preference, the criminalization of abortion, mental and physical health needs of migrant women, indigenous rights, and population control and family planning policies are tackled. Contributors include activists working on the ground as well as scholars and researchers.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title