European Parliament Library

Birth controlled, selective reproduction and neoliberal eugenics in South Africa and India, edited by Amrita Pande.

Birth controlled analyses the world of selective reproduction - the politics of who gets to legitimately reproduce the future - through a cross-cultural analysis of three modes of 'controlling' birth: contraception, reproductive violence and repro-genetic technologies. It argues that as fertility rates decline worldwide, the fervour to control fertility, and fertile bodies, does not dissipate; what evolves is the preferred mode of control. Although new technologies like those that assist conception or allow genetic selection may appear to be an antithesis of other violent versions of population control, this book demonstrates that both are part of the same continuum
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note:, pt. I, Birth projects, 1., Birth projects, selective reproduction and neoliberal eugenics, Amrita Pande, 2., Spectres of biological politics: conversations within and across South Asia, Banu Subramaniam, 3., Ved Garbh Vihar: Hindutva's latest neo-eugenic repronational project, Vasudha Mohanka, 4., Racialising ancient skeletons: how haplogroups are mobilised in the re-writing of origin stories in the Indian media, Devika Prakash, 5., Bio-power and assisted reproductive technologies in the global south: an ethical response from South Africa informed by vulnerability and justice, Manitza Kotze, pt. II, Birth violated, 6., Injectable contraceptives: technologies of power and language of rights, C. Sathyamala, 7., Stratified and violent: young women's experiences of access to reproductive health in southern Africa, Kezia Batisai, 8., The politics of naming: contested vocabularies of birth violence, Rachelle Chadwick, 9., Individuals, institutions, and the global political economy: unpacking intentionality in obstetric violence, Sreeparna Chattopadhyay, pt. III, Birth assisted, 10., Caste and the stratification of reproductive labour: Dalit feminist voices from the field, Mohan Rao, 11., Hamstrung by hardship: protecting egg donors' reproductive labour in Kolkata, India, Meghna Mukherjee, 12., The egg donation economy in South Africa: different levels of biopolitics, Verena Namberger, 13., Subjects of scarcity: making white egg providers in the repro-hub of South Africa, Tessa Moll, 14., The resurgence of eugenics through egg donation in South Africa: race as a central and `obvious' choice, Rufaro Moyo
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Previously issued in print: 2022
Physical Description
1 online resource, digital file(s).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE
  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU
  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR