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Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy

Rickie Solinger and Mie Nakachi


This is a collection of case studies that explore when and how half of the twenty most populous countries in the world invented and implemented population policies. It presents analyses of reproductive politics in Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Nigeria, the USSR/Russia, and the United States. The chapters focus on the official, organized efforts that states pursued to facilitate state decisions about how many people, and which people, would be born within their borders. It examines mostly the mid-twentieth century and the decades following, until the present. The frightenin ... More

Keywords: population politics, fertility, family planning, birth control, pronatalism, reproductive technology, reproductive justice, the Cold War, population bomb, antinatalism

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199311071
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rickie Solinger, editor
historian and curator

Mie Nakachi, editor
Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Russian History at the Center for Applied Ethics, Hokkaido University

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Rickie Solinger and Mie Nakachi

2 Bleeding across Time

Rickie Solinger

4 From Gandhi to Gandhi

Sanjam Ahluwalia and Daksha Parmar

5 Reproducing the Family

Omnia El Shakry

6 Iran’s Population Policies

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

7 Reproductive Statecraft

Sonia Corrêa, Margareth Arilha, and Maísa Faleiros da Cunha

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