Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth by Aimee Armande Wilson

By Aimee Armande Wilson

present debates approximately contraception may be strangely unstable, specially given the near-universal use of birth control between American and British women. Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of contraception offers a brand new point of view on those debates by means of demonstrating that the political positions surrounding contraception have roots in literary matters, in particular these of modernist writers. while such a lot scholarship treats modernism and contraception activism as parallel, yet eventually separate, hobbies, Conceived in Modernism shows that they have been deeply intertwined. This booklet argues not just that literary matters exerted an enduring effect at the means activists framed the rising politics of birth control, yet that contraception activism assisted in shaping a few of modernism's so much leading edge innovations. by means of revealing the presence of literary aesthetics within the discourse surrounding start control, Conceived in Modernism helps us see this discourse as a variable side instead of an everlasting bulwark of reproductive rights debates.

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