The Movement for Reproductive Justice: Empowering Women of Color Through Social Activism


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New York University Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Patricia Zavella is Professor Emerita in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of The Movement for Reproductive Justice: Empowering Women of Color Through Social Activism (NYU Press, 2020) and I'm Neither Here nor There: Mexicans' Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty and coauthor of Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios.


"Thoroughly researched and clearly organized, the book provides an ethnographic view of how women of color engage in social activism through reproductive justice organizations ... A well-appreciated addition to the literature on RJ."-- "Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine"
"Intersectionality is a popular concept, but this terrific study of the practical uses of an intersectional approach to organizing for social change goes far beyond the usual invocations of the term, actually illuminating its strengths and challenges ... Exhaustively researched, beautifully detailed, and theoretically powerful."-- "Choice"
"After an illustrious career, Zavella has written what reads like a magnum opus in this social movement ethnography. The Movement for Reproductive Justice captures the struggles of women of color for the human right of health care with dignity and full bodily autonomy. With this exemplary piece of feminist activist research, Zavella makes a monumental contribution to the study of social movements led by women of color."-- "Mobilization"