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Conceived in modernism : the aesthetics and politics of birth control / Aimee Armande Wilson.

Author/Creator:
Wilson, Aimee Armande, author.
Publication:
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
169 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Family planning in literature.
Pregnancy in literature.
Birth control -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Birth control -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Literature)
Feminism and literature.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist.
American literature.
Birth control.
English literature.
Family planning in literature.
Feminism and literature.
Modernism (Literature)
Pregnancy in literature.
Great Britain.
United States
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"Current debates about birth control can be surprisingly volatile, especially given the near-universal use of contraception among American and British women. Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control offers a new perspective on these debates by demonstrating that the political positions surrounding birth control have roots in literary concerns, specifically those of modernist writers. Whereas most scholarship treats modernism and birth control activism as parallel, but ultimately separate, movements, Conceived in Modernism shows that they were deeply intertwined. This book argues not only that literary concerns exerted a lasting influence on the way activists framed the emerging politics of contraception, but that birth control activism helped shape some of modernism's most innovative concepts. By revealing the presence of literary aesthetics in the discourse surrounding birth control, Conceived in Modernism helps us see this discourse as a variable facet rather than a permanent bulwark of reproductive rights debates"-- Provided by publisher.
"Offers a new perspective on the politics of contraception by showing that Anglo-American birth control rhetoric has roots in modernism"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note:
Introduction
Chapter 1: Modernism, Monsters, and Margaret Sanger
Chapter 2: "God spoke with me to-day": Prophecy, Birth Control, and The Waste Land
Chapter 3: "Sentences swelled, adjectives multiplied": Reproduction and the Modernist Aesthetic
Chapter 4: Southern Mother, Lethal Fetus; Or How Birth Control Makes a Modernist Out of Flannery O'Connor
Chapter 5: Where Alien Abduction Meets Family Planning: Personhood, Race and Reproduction in Octavia Butler's Dawn
Coda
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781501307133
1501307134
OCLC:
903675095
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