Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness
Harvard University Press, 1997 - 318 Seiten
Chronicling astonishing shifts in public attitudes toward reproduction, from the association of barrenness with sin in colonial times, to the creation of laws for compulsory sterilization in the early twentieth century, from the baby craze of the 1950s, to the rise in voluntary childlessness in the 1990s, to the increasing reliance on startling reproductive technologies today, Elaine Tyler May reveals the intersection between public life and the most private part of our lives—sexuality, procreation, and family.
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BARREN IN THE PROMISED LAND: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of HappinessNutzerbericht - Kirkus
A superb historical and qualitative analysis that explores the intersection of public and private definitions of fertility and childlessness. May (American Studies/Univ. of Minnesota; Homeward Bound ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - StoutHearted - LibraryThing
In this book, May examines the history and social impact of people who cannot or will not have children. It's the "cannots" who receive the most attention from May, though she does devote one small ... Vollständige Rezension lesen