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The Resource Beggars and choosers : how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the United States, Rickie Solinger

Beggars and choosers : how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the United States, Rickie Solinger

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Beggars and choosers : how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the United States
Title
Beggars and choosers
Title remainder
how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Rickie Solinger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the late 1960s and early 1970s, advocates of legal abortion mostly used the term rights when describing their agenda. But after Roe v. Wade, their determination to develop a respectable, nonconfrontational movement encouraged many of them to use the word choice - an easier concept for people weary of rights movements. At first the distinction in language didn't make much difference, because the law seemed to guarantee both. But in the years since, the change has become enormously important." "In Beggars and Choosers, Rickie Solinger shows that historical distinctions between women of color and white women, between poor and middle-class women, persisted and were used in new ways during the era of "choice." Politicians and policy makers excluded certain women from the class of "deserving mothers" by using the language of choice to create public policies concerning everything from Medicaid funding for abortions to family tax credits, infertility treatments, international adoption, teen pregnancy, and welfare. Solinger argues that a guarantee of "choice," when the word is imbued with the old prejudices of class and race, is a shaky foundation on which to build our concept of reproductive freedom."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solinger, Rickie
Dewey number
363.46
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
S73265 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Abortion
  • Women's rights
  • Women
Label
Beggars and choosers : how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the United States, Rickie Solinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-283) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45757743
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780809097029
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001016652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Beggars and choosers : how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the United States, Rickie Solinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-283) 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
Control code
45757743
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780809097029
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001016652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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