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The Resource Choices women make : agency in domestic violence, assisted reproduction, and sex work, Carisa R. Showden

Choices women make : agency in domestic violence, assisted reproduction, and sex work, Carisa R. Showden

Label
Choices women make : agency in domestic violence, assisted reproduction, and sex work
Title
Choices women make
Title remainder
agency in domestic violence, assisted reproduction, and sex work
Statement of responsibility
Carisa R. Showden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Women's agency: Is it a matter of an individual's capacity for autonomy? Or of the social conditions that facilitate freedom? Carisa R. Showden investigates what exactly makes an agent and how that agency influences the ways women make inherently sensitive and difficult choices--specifically in instances of domestic violence, assisted reproduction, and sex work. In Showden's analysis, women's agency emerges as an individual and social construct, rooted in concrete experience, complex and changing over time. She traces the development and deployment of agency, illustrating how it plays out in the messy workings of imperfect lives. In a series of case studies, she considers women within situations of intimate partner violence, reproductive decision making, and sex work such as prostitution and pornography. Each narrative offers insight into how women articulate their self-understanding and political needs in relation to the pressures they confront. Showden's understanding of women's agency ultimately leads her to review possible policy and legal interventions that could improve the conditions within which agency develops and that could positively enhance women's ability to increase and exercise their political and personal options."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Showden, Carisa Renae
Dewey number
305.4201
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1206
LC item number
.S497 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Autonomy (Psychology)
  • Feminist theory
  • Family violence
  • Reproductive technology
  • Prostitution
Label
Choices women make : agency in domestic violence, assisted reproduction, and sex work, Carisa R. Showden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Conceiving agency: autonomy, freedom, and the creation of the embodied subject -- Should I stay or should I go?: intimate partner violence and the agency in "victim" -- Mum's the word: assisted reproduction and the ideology of motherhood -- Working it: prostitution and the social construction of sexual desire -- Agency and feminist politics: the role of democratic coalitions
Control code
652448020
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780816655960
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010032602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)652448020
Label
Choices women make : agency in domestic violence, assisted reproduction, and sex work, Carisa R. Showden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Conceiving agency: autonomy, freedom, and the creation of the embodied subject -- Should I stay or should I go?: intimate partner violence and the agency in "victim" -- Mum's the word: assisted reproduction and the ideology of motherhood -- Working it: prostitution and the social construction of sexual desire -- Agency and feminist politics: the role of democratic coalitions
Control code
652448020
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780816655960
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010032602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)652448020

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