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Reproductive Geographies: Bodies, places and politics

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

Original languageEnglish
Publisher or commissioning bodyRoutledge
Number of pages230
ISBN (Electronic)9780429430138
ISBN (Print)780815386193
DatePublished - 29 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Studies of Women and Place


The sites, spaces and subjects of reproduction are distinctly geographical. Reproductive geographies span different scales - body, home, local, national, global - and movements across space.

This book expands our understanding of the socio-cultural and spatial aspects of fertility, pregnancy and birth. The chapters directly address global perspectives, the future of reproductive politics and state-focused approaches to the politicisation of fertility, pregnancy and birth. The book provides up-to-date explorations on the changing landscapes of reproduction, including the expansion of reproductive technologies, such as surrogacy and intrauterine insemination. Contributions in this book focus on phenomenologically-inspired accounts of women’s lived experience of pregnancy and birth, the biopolitics of birth and citizenship, the material histories of reproductive tissues as "scientific objects" and engagements with public health and development policy.

    Research areas

  • reproduction, gender, reproductive technology, biopolitics, biobank, surrogacy, midwifery, childbirth, home birth, water, China, India, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Ghana, embryo, pregnancy, women's health, menopause, feminist geography

    Structured keywords

  • Gender Research Group
  • Health Science and Technology


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