Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control

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Haymarket Books
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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Betsy Hartmann writes nonfiction and fiction about important national and global challenges. Her forthcoming book The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War and Our Call to Greatness reveals how end-times thinking profoundly influences American foreign policy, environmental politics and the persistence of injustice. She is also the co-author of A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village and co-editor of the anthology Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties. Her political thrillers The Truth About Fire and Deadly Election explore the threat the Far Right poses to American democracy. From 1988 until recently Betsy taught at Hampshire College where she directed the Population and Development Program. She is a well-known educator, commentator, and advocate on women's rights, population, environment and security concerns. For more on Betsy, see
"This is is a book of conscience. Shocking, eloquent, carefully researched, it should be read--and acted upon."
--Gena Corea

"This revised edition of a feminist classic adds new information on AIDS, contraception, and the anti-abortion movement as it probes world patterns of population and reproduction control and its meaning for the future. Rapid population growth is here linked to economic and social problems in chapters which provide strong keys to understanding world population patterns."
--Midwest Book Review

"Stands out amid the rising tide of books on the population question. Hartmann's critique of global special interests in population and the environment are must reading for students and policy analysts."
--Judy Norsigian and Norma Swenson, coauthors The New Our Bodies, Ourselves

"If i had time to read just one book to gain an understanding of the population and development link, this one would be it."
--Dianne J. Forte, National Black Women's Health Project

"It is unusual to find such a clear explanation of the complex issues involved in population control in the modern world; Ms. Hartmann's clarity can have come only from enormous work and deep understanding. This is a modern analysis which gives us hope."
--Jonathan Mann, director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health

"At this juncture in history when victim blaming has become more blatant and oppressive, there is a need for voices of sanity. This book is such a voice. It reflects conviction, courage, sensitivity, and deep insight."
--Mira Shiva, Asian representative, International Peoples' Health Council