Gender, Identity & Reproduction

Social Perspectives

  • Sarah Earle
  • Gayle Letherby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introducing Gender, Identity and Reproduction

    1. Sarah Earle, Gayle Letherby
      Pages 1-11
  3. Representing Reproduction

  4. Reproductive Encounters: Cooperation and Negotiation

  5. Reproductive Identities: Exclusion and Resistance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


Gender, Identity and Reproduction draws on a variety of perspectives relevant to an understanding of reproduction across the life-course. Through a consideration of the representation of reproductive identities and experiences, the book highlights difference and diversity in relation to contemporary reproductive choices. The book focuses on women's and men's experiences of agency, control and negotiation within the context of cultural, medical, political, theoretical and lay ideologies of the reproductive process in contemporary Western societies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Earle
    • 1
  • Gayle Letherby
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Healthcare EducationUniversity College NorthamptonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Social JusticeCoventry UniversityUK

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