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Over four years, Andrea Press and Elizabeth Cole watched television with women, visiting city houses, suburban subdivisions, modern condominiums, and public housing projects. They found that television depicts abortion as a problem for the poor and the working classes, and that viewers invariably referred to and abided by class when discussing abortion. Speaking of Abortion is an invaluable resource that allows us to hear how ordinary women discuss one of America's most volatile issues.

About the Author

Andrea L. Press is a professor of communication and women's studies and directs the media studies program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the American Television Experience.

Elizabeth R. Cole is an associate professor in women's studies and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

Speaking of Abortion

2. The Classed Discourse of Abortion on Prime-Time Television

3. Reconciling Faith and Fact

The Pro-Life Perspective

4. Situating Self and Social Authority

Working-Class Pro-Choice Positions

5. The Shifting Context of Justification for Choice Among the Middle Class

6. Another American Dilemma

Locating Abortion on the Political Landscape

Appendix A: The Ethnographic Focus Group

Appendix B: Characteristics of the Groups

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226680323
Author:
Press, Andrea L.
Author:
Cole, Elizabeth R.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Women's Studies - Abortion
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 tables
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in

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