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The Resource Abortion at work : ideology and practice in a feminist clinic, Wendy Simonds

Abortion at work : ideology and practice in a feminist clinic, Wendy Simonds

Label
Abortion at work : ideology and practice in a feminist clinic
Title
Abortion at work
Title remainder
ideology and practice in a feminist clinic
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Simonds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • How do feminist identity and abortion politics intersect? Specifically, what does feminism mean to women working to provide feminist health care and abortion services in the late 1980s and early 1990s? What are the ideological consequences and emotional tolls of doing such work in a hostile socio-cultural environment? Can feminism and bureaucracy coexist productively? How do feminists confront the anti-feminist opposition, from anti-abortion protesters outside to racism within feminist organizations?
  • These are the questions that drive Wendy Simonds's Abortion at Work. Simonds documents the ways in which workers at a feminist clinic construct compelling feminist visions, and also watch their ideals fall short in practice. Simonds interprets these women's narratives to get at how abortion works on feminism, and to show what feminism can gain by rethinking abortion utilizing these activists' terms. In thoroughly engaging prose, Simonds frames her analysis with a moving account of her own personal understanding of the issues
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Simonds, Wendy
Dewey number
363.4/6/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
S54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion services
  • Feminism
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Women's Health Services
  • Feminism
  • Social Environment
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Abortion at work : ideology and practice in a feminist clinic, Wendy Simonds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Feminist work: health care provision and identity -- Feminist abortion practice: getting graphic -- Anti-feminism personified: encounters with the enemy -- Feminist workplace? Examining contradictions in institutional ideology -- Purging the enemy within: feminist approach racism -- Feminism and (f)utility: assessing the future of procreative freedom
Control code
32546301
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780813522449
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95019055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Abortion at work : ideology and practice in a feminist clinic, Wendy Simonds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Feminist work: health care provision and identity -- Feminist abortion practice: getting graphic -- Anti-feminism personified: encounters with the enemy -- Feminist workplace? Examining contradictions in institutional ideology -- Purging the enemy within: feminist approach racism -- Feminism and (f)utility: assessing the future of procreative freedom
Control code
32546301
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780813522449
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95019055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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