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Fertile matters : the politics of Mexican-origin women's reproduction

Author: Elena R Gutiérrez
Publisher: Austin, Texas : University of Texas Press, [2008] ©2008
Series: Chicana matters series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Using the coercive sterilization of Mexican-origin women in Los Angeles as a case study, this title opens a dialogue on the racial politics of reproduction, and how they have developed for women of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gutiérrez, Elena R., 1970-
Fertile matters.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elena R Gutiérrez
ISBN: 9780292716810 0292716818 9780292716827 0292716826
OCLC Number: 141188016
Description: xix, 199 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The fertility of women of Mexican origin: a social constructionist approach --
The twin problems of overpopulation and immigration in 1970s California --
"They breed like rabbits": the forced sterilization of Mexican-origin women --
"More than a hint of extraordinary fertility ... ": social science perspectives on Mexican-origin women's reproductive behavior (1912-1980) --
Controlling borders and babies: John Tanton, ZPG, and racial anxiety over Mexican-origin women's fertility --
The right to have children: Chicanas organizing against sterilization abuse --
"Baby-makers and welfare takers": the (not-so) new politics of Mexican-origin women's reproduction --
Epilogue --
Notes --
References --
Series Title: Chicana matters series.
Other Titles: Politics of Mexican-origin women's reproduction
Responsibility: Elena R. Gutiérrez.
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