Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

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Product Details

Price
$68.34
Publisher
Routledge
Publish Date
Pages
246
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781138191457

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About the Author

Julia Chinyere Oparah is Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies at Mills College and a founding member of Black Women Birthing Justice. She is co-editor of Activist Scholarship: Antiracism, Feminism and Social Change and Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial AdoptionAlicia D. Bonaparte is Associate Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College and a medical sociologist with a specialization in reproductive health and health disparities. She is currently working on a book on the lives of granny midwives in South Carolina.

Reviews

"A truly original and innovative book--and an absolute necessity in the current field of research on reproduction."
--Christa Craven, College of Wooster, author of Pushing for Midwives: Homebirth Mothers and the Reproductive Rights Movement.

"With its commitment to placing black women at the center of the conversation and scholarship about their own lives and the value it places on agency, activism, and putting scholarship to work for the purpose of social change, Birthing Justice makes an important and much-needed contribution to the small but growing number of books examining reproductive justice. This anthology of black women's experiences of pregnancy and childbirth is long overdue."
--Jeanne Flavin, Fordham University, author of Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women's Reproduction in America.