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The Resource Textual contraception : birth control and modern American fiction, Beth Widmaier Capo

Textual contraception : birth control and modern American fiction, Beth Widmaier Capo

Label
Textual contraception : birth control and modern American fiction
Title
Textual contraception
Title remainder
birth control and modern American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Beth Widmaier Capo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between the 1910s and 1940s, American women fought for and won the right to legal birth control. This battle was fought in the courts, in the media, and in the pages of American literature. Textual Contraception: Birth Control and Modern American Fiction examines the relationship between aesthetic production and political activism in the birth control movement. It concludes that, by dramatically bringing to life the rhetorical issues, fiction played a significant role in shaping public consciousness. Concurrently, the potential for female control inherent in contraception influenced literary technique and reception, supporting new narrative possibilities for female characters beyond marriage and motherhood." "Merging cultural analysis and literary scholarship, this compelling work moves from a consideration of how cultural forces shaped literary production and political activism to a close examination of how fictional representations of contraception influenced the terms of public discourse on marriage, motherhood, economics, and eugenics." "By analyzing popular fiction such as Mother by Kathleen Norris, radical periodicals such as The Masses and Birth Control Review, and literature by authors from Theodore Dreiser to William Faulkner, and Nella Larsen to Mary McCarthy, Beth Widmaier Capo reveals the rich cross-influence of contraceptive and literary history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Capo, Beth Widmaier
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Abortion in literature
  • Birth control in literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Eugenics in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Abortion in literature
  • American fiction
  • Birth control in literature
  • Eugenics in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Race in literature
  • United States
  • Literatur
  • Geburtenregelung
  • Mutterschaft
  • Eugenik
  • USA
  • Contraception
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Eugenics
  • Medicine in Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
Textual contraception : birth control and modern American fiction, Beth Widmaier Capo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"50th, 1957-2007, Ohio State", on cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-212) 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
"Lewd and lascivious" literature -- "As red and flaming as possible": radical rhetoric of the 1910s -- "For married women only": birth control and modern marriage -- "Conscious makers of people": achieving a free motherhood -- Reading the body, controlling the race: birth control and the eugenic impetus of the 1920s and 1930s -- The economics of desire and despair: birth control and the depression era -- Conclusion: textual contraception
Control code
on1236213163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814272046
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1c9r5bx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1236213163
Label
Textual contraception : birth control and modern American fiction, Beth Widmaier Capo
Publication
Note
"50th, 1957-2007, Ohio State", on cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-212) 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
"Lewd and lascivious" literature -- "As red and flaming as possible": radical rhetoric of the 1910s -- "For married women only": birth control and modern marriage -- "Conscious makers of people": achieving a free motherhood -- Reading the body, controlling the race: birth control and the eugenic impetus of the 1920s and 1930s -- The economics of desire and despair: birth control and the depression era -- Conclusion: textual contraception
Control code
on1236213163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814272046
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1c9r5bx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1236213163

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