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Transcending Borders

Abortion in the Past and Present

Editors: Stettner, S., Ackerman, K., Burnett, K., Hay, T. (Eds.)

  • Examines abortion from both historical and contemporary perspectives
  • Offers a global focus on abortion practices
  • Provides insight into how various fields approach the study of abortion and reproductive issues
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About this book

This multidisciplinary volume investigates different abortion and reproductive practices across time, space, geography, national boundaries, and cultures. The authors specialize in the reproductive politics of Australia, Bolivia, Cameroon, France, ‘German East Africa,’ Ireland, Japan, Sweden, South Africa, the United States, and Zanzibar, with historical focuses on the pre-modern era, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the present day. This timely work complicates the many histories and ongoing politics of abortion by exploring the conditions in which women have been forced to make these life-altering decisions.  

About the authors

Shannon Stettner is Lecturer of Women’s Studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Katrina Ackerman is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Kristin Burnett is Associate Professor of Indigenous Learning and Coordinator of the Social Justice Studies graduate program at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada. Travis Hay is a doctoral candidate in History at York University, Ontario, Canada. 

Reviews

“Transcending Borders offers a riveting collection of essays that fully deliver on the editors’ commitment to provide a multidisciplinary investigation of abortion practices which is attuned to localized contexts while also examining the global power structures within which women’s lived experiences are embedded. Traversing time and place, they provide richly evocative and fine-grained analyses of reproductive struggles. Brilliantly chosen for their diversity and specificity, the essays are far more than the sum of their parts as the individual contestations are thematically linked by a deeply satisfying reproductive justice framework.” (Shoshanna Ehrlich, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA)

“Exploring historical and contemporary issues in abortion and abortion politics from a range of disciplinary perspectives, Transcending Borders offers new transnational and transformative insights into the study of abortion. For all concerned with global and transnational inequalities, women's rights, and reproductive justice, this diverse and engaging collection will be required reading.” (Lori Chambers, Lakehead University, USA)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • “Every Body Has Its Own Feminism”: Introducing Transcending Borders

    Ackerman, Katrina (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • Abortion, Infanticide, and a Return to the Gods: Politics of Pregnancy in Early Modern Japan

    Saeki, Eiko

    Pages 19-33

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  • Unlocking the Mysterious Trunk: Nineteenth-Century American Criminal Abortion Narratives

    Tunç, Tanfer Emin

    Pages 35-52

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  • “Impossible to Get to Know These Secret Means”—Colonial Anxiety and the Quest for Controlling Reproduction in “German East Africa”

    Bendix, Daniel

    Pages 53-67

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  • A “Grievously Sinful Attempt to Destroy the Life Which God Has Given:” Abortion, Anglicanism, and Debates About Community Composition in Twentieth-Century Zanzibar

    Prichard, Andreana C.

    Pages 69-87

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Buy this book

eBook 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48399-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48398-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transcending Borders
Book Subtitle
Abortion in the Past and Present
Editors
  • Shannon Stettner
  • Katrina Ackerman
  • Kristin Burnett
  • Travis Hay
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48399-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48399-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48398-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 344
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