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Reproductive acts : sexual politics in North American fiction and film

Author: Heather Latimer
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Forty years after Roe v. Wade, it is evident that the ideologies of "choices" and "rights," which have publicly framed reproductive politics in North America since the landmark legal decision, have been inadequate in making sense of the topic's complexities. In Reproductive Acts, Heather Latimer investigates what contemporary fiction and film can tell us about the divisive nature of these politics, and demonstrates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Latimer
ISBN: 9780773541573 0773541578 9780773541580 0773541586
OCLC Number: 818414784
Description: viii, 203 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Privacy, patriarchy, and abortion : reproductive politics in The handmaid's tale, Blood and guts in high school, and Don Quixote --
From politics to ethics : maternal abjection, subjectivity, and community in Instruments of darkness and Paradise --
Fetal Cyborgs and monstrous clones : new reproductive technologies in Patchwork girl and Salt fish girl --
The limits of citizenship : the fetus and the refugee in Children of men.
Other Titles: Sexual politics in North American fiction and film
Responsibility: Heather Latimer.

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A thought-provoking exploration of how fiction and film can provide ways of understanding reproductive politics.  Read more...

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"Latimer's interdisciplinary study of reproductive politics and of literature's pivotal role in the cultural imaginary is engaging and timely. It deserves to be read widely." Canadian Literature Read more...

 
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