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Policing the National Body

Race, Gender and Criminalization

Jael Silliman (Editor) and Anannya Bhattacharjee (Editor); Angela Y. Davis (Foreword)

Pages: 384
ISBN: 0-89608-660-7
Format: paper
Release Date: 2002-01-01
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Description of Policing the National Body.

A Project of the Committee on Women, Population and the Environment

One of the key concerns among women of color and poor communities today is the difficulty of sustaining families in the face of increasing criminalization. Aggressive law enforcement, welfare reform, and draconian immigration and population policies have made one of the most fundamental reproductive rights—the right to have a child and raise a family—a battleground for women of color and poor women. Policing the National Body places issues of race, class, and gender at the center of the reproductive rights and social justice agenda. This timely collection reveals the unrelenting efforts by conservatives—including misguided environmentalists and religious fundamentalists—to define and regulate reproduction in ways that uphold white privilege. In the wake of September 11, as aggressive law enforcement has escalated, this important collection provides ammunition to combat the erosion of civil liberties.

Contributors Include

Jael Silliman; Anannya Bhattacharjee; Judith A.M. Scully; Cynthia Chandler; Carol Kingery; Marlene Gerber Fried; Andrea Smith; Loretta J. Ross; Sarah L. Brownlee; Dazon Dixon Diallo; Luz Rodriguez; SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Project; Syd Lindsley; H. Patricia Hynes; Janice G. Raymond; Anne Hendrixson; Betsy Hartmann; Rajani Bhatia

Other topics that are related to Domestic Repression are:

  • Domestic Repression
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization by Jael Silliman
    1 Private Fists and Public Force: Race, Gender, and Surveillance by Anannya Bhattacharjee
    2 Killing the Black Community: A Commentary on the United States War on Drugs by Judith A.M. Scully
    3 Speaking Out Against Violence: Activist HIV-Positive Women Prisoners Redefine Social Justice by Cynthia Chandler and Carol Kingery
    4 Abortion in the United States: Barriers to Access by Marlene Gerber Fried
    5 Better Dead Than Pregnant: The Colonization of Native Women's Reproductive Health by Andrea Smith
    6 Just Choices: Women of Color, Reproductive Health, and Human Rights by Loretta J. Ross, Sarah L. Brownlee, Dazon Dixon Diallo, Luz Rodriquez, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Project
    7 The Gendered Assault on Immigrants by Syd Lindsley
    8 Put in Harm's Way: The Neglected Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking in the United States by H. Patricia Hynes and Janice G. Raymond
    9 Superpredator Meets Teenage Mom: Exploding the Myth of the Out-of-Control Youth by Anne Hendrixson
    10 The Changing Faces of Population Control by Betsy Hartmann
    11 Greening the Swastika: Nativism and Anti-Semitism in the Population and Environment De...

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