How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trumpvolume 2


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University of California Press
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5.8 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Laura Briggs is Professor and Chair of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of several books on gender and empire, including Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico and, most recently, Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption. She also serves as an editor for the University of California Press American Crossroads series.


"Makes a convincing argument that reproductive labor is at the heart of all public conversation and policy over the past several decades. . . . She manages to pull off this extensive examination in just 212 pages, using language that is accessible to those who are new to the material, while also creating crucial new understanding for those who consider themselves informed on gender and politics and/or people who are examining ways to use public policies to create change as part of broader justice movements."-- "Rewire"
"This engaging book covers feminist theory and how it views a divergence of issues since the 1970s. Excellent for collections on feminism, current affairs, and American politics."-- "Choice"
"Briggs concludes dramatically that 'in the US . . . there is no outside to reproductive politics.' Until governments and business pay attention to this, the crises of our time will only deepen--and not just in the US."-- "Times Higher Education Supplement"
"Offers readers a way to understand how neoliberalism's solutions run absolutely counter to social needs."-- "In These Times"
"Makes a clear and significant contribution to our understandings of reproductive politics."-- "Gender and Society" (3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM)
"Briggs handles complex politics clearly and straightforwardly. Her text is well-suited for academics and activists alike."-- "RGWS: A Feminist Review" (3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM)