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The Resource Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population, Matthew Connelly

Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population, Matthew Connelly

Label
Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population
Title
Fatal misconception
Title remainder
the struggle to control world population
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Connelly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Fatal Misconception is the disturbing story of our quest to remake humanity by policing national borders and breeding better people. As the population of the world doubled once, and then again, well-meaning people concluded that only population control could preserve the "quality of life." This movement eventually spanned the globe and carried out a series of astonishing experiments, from banning Asian immigration to paying poor people to be sterilized. Supported by affluent countries, foundations, and non-governmental organizations, the population control movement experimented with ways to limit population growth. But it had to contend with the Catholic Church's ban on contraception and nationalist leaders who warned of "race suicide." The ensuing struggle caused untold suffering for those caught in the middle-particularly women and children. It culminated in the horrors of sterilization camps in India and the one-child policy in China. Matthew Connelly offers the first global history of a movement that changed how people regard their children and ultimately the face of humankind. It was the most ambitious social engineering project of the twentieth century, one that continues to alarm the global community. Though promoted as a way to lift people out of poverty-perhaps even to save the earth-family planning became a means to plan other people's families. With its transnational scope and exhaustive research into such archives as Planned Parenthood and the newly opened Vatican Secret Archives, Connelly's withering critique uncovers the cost inflicted by a humanitarian movement gone terribly awry and urges renewed commitment to the reproductive rights of all people
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connelly, Matthew James
Dewey number
363.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB883.5
LC item number
.C65 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 D-261
  • WA 550.1
NLM item number
C752f 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Population policy
  • Population
  • Overpopulation
  • Family planning
  • International relations
  • Population Control
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning Policy
  • Internationality
  • Population Density
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Family planning
  • International relations
  • Overpopulation
  • Population
  • Population policy
  • Übervölkerung
  • Geburtenregelung
  • Weltbevölkerung
  • Bevölkerungspolitik
  • Demographie
  • Bevölkerungswachstum
  • Bevölkerungspolitik
  • Geburtenregelung
  • Bevölkerungspolitik
  • Geburtenregelung
  • Bevölkerungsentwicklung
  • Bevölkerungsökonomie
Label
Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population, Matthew Connelly
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-485) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Populations at war
  • 4.
  • Birth of the third world
  • 5.
  • The population establishment
  • 6.
  • Controlling nations
  • 7.
  • Beyond family planning
  • 8.
  • Preface
  • A system without a brain
  • 9.
  • Reproducing rights, reproducing health
  • Conclusion : the threat of the future
  • Notes
  • Archives and interviews
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction : how biology became history
  • 1.
  • Populations out of control
  • 2.
  • To inherit the earth
  • 3.
Control code
434414019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 521 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674029835
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434414019
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population, Matthew Connelly
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-485) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Populations at war
  • 4.
  • Birth of the third world
  • 5.
  • The population establishment
  • 6.
  • Controlling nations
  • 7.
  • Beyond family planning
  • 8.
  • Preface
  • A system without a brain
  • 9.
  • Reproducing rights, reproducing health
  • Conclusion : the threat of the future
  • Notes
  • Archives and interviews
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction : how biology became history
  • 1.
  • Populations out of control
  • 2.
  • To inherit the earth
  • 3.
Control code
434414019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 521 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674029835
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434414019
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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