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Solinger, Rickie

  • By: Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Rickie Solinger is an historian, author, curator, and social advocate whose work attends to the political dimensions of motherhood and reproduction in the United States. The author of numerous books, chapters, and journal articles, Solinger examines the ways in which social constructions have shaped women's reproductive experiences. Solinger has also created a number of traveling exhibits intended to raise awareness about the above issues and is involved with grassroots organizations.

Bridging the divide between feminist historical scholarship and social change, Solinger's work illuminates the ideological, rhetorical, and political forces that have defined women's reproductive rights over the course of American history. More importantly, Solinger seeks to alter those conditions that limit women's reproductive autonomy and decision making.

Power and Reproductive Politics

Solinger's work is perhaps best described ...

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