Does reproductive justice include a right to bear children using technological means? What about using 3rd parties like egg and sperm donors? Are reproductive technologies expanding definitions of family or reinforcing race, class, and gender inequalities? This upper-division seminar will examine reproduction from a social justice perspective, with particular attention to how the politics of reproduction are shaped by the intersecting inequalities of gender, race, class, dis/ability, and sexuality. Reproduction is not only a biological process; it is a battleground of social and political struggle. The course will familiarize students with foundational academic and activist approaches to reproduction. Students will learn about the history of and differences between reproductive rights and reproductive justice movements. We will then look at the new questions and challenges reproductive technologies raise for social justice. Same as SOC 395-0.
Does reproductive justice include a right to bear children using technological means? What about using 3rd parties like egg and sperm donors? Are reproductive technologies expanding definitions of family or reinforcing race, class, and gender inequalities? This upper-division seminar will examine reproduction from a social justice perspective, with particular attention to how the politics of reproduction are shaped by the intersecting inequalities of gender, race, class, dis/ability, and sexuality. Reproduction is not only a biological process; it is a battleground of social and political struggle. The course will familiarize students with foundational academic and activist approaches to reproduction. Students will learn about the history of and differences between reproductive rights and reproductive justice movements. We will then look at the new questions and challenges reproductive technologies raise for social justice. Same as SOC 395-0.