[Introduction] Re-situating abortion: bio-politics, global health and rights in neo-liberal times

Unnithan, Maya and de Zordo, Silvia (2018) [Introduction] Re-situating abortion: bio-politics, global health and rights in neo-liberal times. Global Public Health. ISSN 1744-1692

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Abstract

New modes of neoliberal and rights-based reproductive governance are emerging across the world which either paradoxically foreclose access to universal health services or promote legislative reform without providing a continuum of services on the ground. These shifts present new opportunities for the expansion but also the limitation of abortion provision conceptually and ‘on-the-ground’, both in the Global North and South. The collection of papers in this special issue examine current abortion governance discourse and practice in historical, socio-political contexts to analyse the threat posed to women's sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. Focusing on abortion politics in the context of key intersectional themes of morality, law, religion and technology, the papers conceptually ‘re-situate’ the analysis of abortion with reference to a changing global landscape where new modes of consumption, rapid flows of knowledge and information, increasingly routinised recourse to reproductive technologies and related forms of bio-sociality and solidarity amongst recipients and practitioners coalesce.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health
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Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 15:26
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 09:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/74537

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