REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE - Diamond-Brown - Spring 2022

SOCI 368 -- Reproductive Justice (3) Reproduction is biological and social, local and global, personal and political. In this course we will ask: how does society shape people’s options and experiences of reproduction? We will examine the relationship between self, body, and society though topics such as contraception, sterilization, pregnancy, infertility, abortion, birth, surrogacy, and reproductive technology. We will analyze these through a reproductive lens, noting how intersecting inequalities such as gender, race, class, ability and sexuality affect the politics of reproduction and reproductive governance. This course will primarily focus on the U.S. but will also include a global perspective. Prerequisite: SOCI 101. Fall.