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Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Chronicling astonishing shifts in public attitudes toward reproduction, from the association of barrenness with sin in colonial times, to the creation of laws for compulsory sterilization in the early twentieth century, from the baby craze of the 1950s, to the rise in voluntary childlessness in the 1990s, to the increasing reliance on startling reproductive technologies today, Elaine Tyler May reveals the intersection between public life and the most private part of our lives--sexuality, procreation, and family.

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the most private part of our lives--sexuality, procreation, and family.

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Chronicling astonishing shifts in public attitudes toward reproduction, May reveals the intersection between public life and the most private part of our lives--sexuality, procreation, and family.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-305) and index.

About the Author

Elaine Tyler May is Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Public and Private Stake in Reproduction

Barren to Infertile: Childlessness Before the Twentieth Century

The "Race Suicide" Panic: Eugenics and the Pressure to Procreate

Unfit for Parenthood: Class, Race, and Compulsory Sterilization

The Baby Craze: The Rise of Compulsory Parenthood

Infertility: Freud in the Bedroom, Sex at the Clinic

Childfree: The Revolt Against the Baby Boom

Designer Genes: The Baby Quest and the Reproductive Fix

Appendix: A Note on the Sample of Letters

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674061828
Author:
May, Elaine Tyler
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
May, Elaine T.
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Infants & Toddlers - Infants
Subject:
Infertility
Subject:
Childlessness
Subject:
Childlessness -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Life Stages - Infants & Toddlers/Infants
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Infertility and Planning
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 halftones; 1 line illustration
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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