Book , Print in English

Politics of the womb : women, reproduction, and the state in Kenya

Lynn M. Thomas.
  • Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
  • xiii, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Genre
  • History.
Summary
  • By examining the political significance of reproductive controversies in 20th century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth and premarital pregnancy have been crucial to the exercise of colonial and postcolonial power.
Contents
  • note: 1. Imperial Populations and "Women's Affairs"
  • 2. Colonial Uplift and Girl-Midwives
  • 3. Mau Mau and the Girls Who "Circumcised Themselves"
  • 4. Late Colonial Customs and Wayward Schoolgirls
  • 5. Postcolonial Nationalism and "Modern" Single Mothers.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-287) and index.
  • OCLC
Additional form
ISBN
  • 0520224507
  • 9780520224506
  • 0520235401
  • 9780520235403
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2002012586
  • OCLC: 50339429
  • OCLC: 50339429