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Contested Lives : the Abortion Debate in an American Community - Updated With New Introduction ((Rev)98 Edition)

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Based on the struggle over a Fargo, North Dakota, abortion clinic, Contested Lives explores one of the central social conflicts of our time. Both wide-ranging and rich in detail, it speaks not simply to the abortion issue but also to the critical role of women's political activism.

A new introduction addresses the events of the last decade, which saw the emergence of Operation Rescue and a shift toward more violent, even deadly, forms of anti-abortion protest. Responses to this trend included government legislation, a decline in clinics and doctors offering abortion services, and also the formation of Common Ground, an alliance bringing together activists from both sides to address shared concerns. Ginsburg shows that what may have seemed an ephemeral artifact of "Midwestern feminism" of the 1980s actually foreshadowed unprecedented possibilities for reconciliation in one of the most entrenched conflicts of our times.

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Bibliography: p. 287-306.

About the Author

Faye D. Ginsburg is Professor of Anthropology at New York University, where she also directs the Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her other works include (with Rayna Rapp) Conceiving the New World Order: The Global Politics of Reproduction (California, 1995).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520217355
Author:
Ginsburg, Faye D.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Women's Studies - Abortion
Subject:
Abortion
Subject:
Pro-choice movement
Subject:
Women social reformers
Subject:
Pro-life movement
Subject:
Abortion services
Subject:
Women social reformers -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Abortion & Birth Control
Subject:
Abortion -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Abortion services -- United States.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology-Abortion and Birth Control
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
359
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.02 lb

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