The Resource International intercourse : establishing a transnational discourse on birth control in the interwar era, Julie L. Thomas

International intercourse : establishing a transnational discourse on birth control in the interwar era, Julie L. Thomas

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International intercourse : establishing a transnational discourse on birth control in the interwar era
Title
International intercourse
Title remainder
establishing a transnational discourse on birth control in the interwar era
Statement of responsibility
Julie L. Thomas
Title variation
Establishing a transnational discourse on birth control in the interwar era
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
American birth control advocate Margaret Sanger (1884-1966) was instrumental in the development of an international birth control movement. This occurred, not after World War II as is commonly thought, but in the interwar era. Building upon existing medical exchanges of information and materials in the global arena, she established a social movement for birth control. While Sanger was not the only interwar era figure involved in the endeavor, she was among the most active in pursuing an international agenda. A number of discursive themes emerge in the study of Sanger's interwar activities for the global provision of contraception: it would provide economic benefit to (individual) families and (collective) nations; family limitation would help avert the next war; and gendered ideas about contraceptive methods and its role in improving women's status. These themes are explored through an interrogation of Sanger's interactions with cohorts (travel and correspondence) in seven key nations in Europe, Asia and Southeast Asia, her role as founder and editor of the Birth Control Review, and lastly, as the organizer of three international birth control conferences (1925, 1927, 1930). The preoccupations established in these venues laid the foundation for the post-World War II international family planning movement. This dissertation project also challenges a prevailing assumption about the provision of birth control in the Soviet Union in the interwar ear - that abortion was the only method available. An analysis of Soviet medical literature of the period reveals the existence of clinical and laboratory research on a range of contraceptive methods, and research on experimental methods. Curiously, medical advocates for birth control, and not Sanger, were the most active in efforts to exchange information with Soviet researchers. The explanation for this apparent anomaly underscores Sanger's goals and objectives as a social advocate for birth control in the global arena
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MUU
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1964-
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Thomas, Julie L.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2004.
Granting institution
Indiana University
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Sanger, Margaret
  • Contraception
  • Family planning services
  • Selective dissemination of information
  • Birth control
  • Sanger, Margaret
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning Services
  • History, 20th Century
  • Information Dissemination
  • International Cooperation
Target audience
specialized
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International intercourse : establishing a transnational discourse on birth control in the interwar era, Julie L. Thomas
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Publication
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Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-252)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
69391257
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
x, 256 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)664706532
Label
International intercourse : establishing a transnational discourse on birth control in the interwar era, Julie L. Thomas
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-252)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
69391257
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
x, 256 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)664706532

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