Conceiving Life: Reproductive Politics and the Law in Contemporary Italy

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Routledge, May 23, 2016 - Law - 124 pages
This volume examines the evolution of reproductive law in Italy from the `far west' of the 1980s and 90s through to one of the most potentially restrictive systems in Europe. The book employs an array of sociological, philosophical and legal material in order to discover why such a repressive piece of legislation has been produced at the end of a period of substantial change in the dynamic of gender relations in Italy. The book also discusses Italian policy within the wider European policy framework.
 

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Contents

Conceiving Life in Law
1
2 Law Gender and Nation in Contemporary Italy
15
The Case of Abortion
27
The Campaign Against Reproductive Choice
49
5 The Embryos Sovereign Power
59
6 Reformulating Reproductive Citizenship
81
Bibliography
101
Index
111
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Patrick Hanafin is Director of Research at the Department of Law, Birkbeck College, UK.

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