Politics-of-Reproduction

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The (Global) Politics The (Global) Politics of Reproduction of Reproduction
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Centrality of Reproduction Reproduction, in its biological and social senses, is inextricably tied up In modern nation-states, reproduction has gone from being a more intimate, familial matter, to one that is tied up in both domestic and international politics.
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Stratified Reproduction Stratified reproduction is a term used to describe the power relations by which some categories of people are empowered to nurture and reproduce while others are disempowered (in Ginsburg & Rapp p.3). Who is normatively entitled to refuse childbearing, to be a parent, to be a caretaker, to have other caretakers for their children, to give nurturance or to give culture (or both)?
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Social Reproduction Social reproduction : The concept that over time groups of people, notably social classes, reproduce their social structure and patterns. Cultural reproduction refers to the process in which existing cultural values and norms are passed down from one generation to the next. Cultural reproduction often results in social reproduction , or the process of transferring aspects of society (such as class) from generation to generation. This is inextricably tied to the realms of biological reproduction, in that it matters who parents and who is “allowed” to reproduce.
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Eugenics: a term referring to the improvement of the human race by controlling breeding. Social Darwinism: In its simplest form, Social Darwinism asserts that "the strongest survive“ or the “survival of the fittest”. This theory was used to promote the idea that the white European race was superior to others, and therefore, destined to rule over them.
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Malthusian Dilemma Malthus argued that human populations grow exponentially (doubling every few generations). Food resources could only increase arithmetically or in additive increments, such as 4-5-6-7, according to him. Consequently, he believed that, a population would eventually outstrip its supply of food. At that point, positive checks on population growth-- famine, disease, and war -- would come into play and bring the population back into balance with its food resources.
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Malthusian Thinking & Making Modern Nations The “Demographic Transition” and its effect on population policy in the Global South “Population Control”
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