© 2003

Gender, Identity & Reproduction

Social Perspectives

  • Sarah Earle
  • Gayle Letherby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introducing Gender, Identity and Reproduction

    1. Sarah Earle, Gayle Letherby
      Pages 1-11
  3. Representing Reproduction

  4. Reproductive Encounters: Cooperation and Negotiation

  5. Reproductive Identities: Exclusion and Resistance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


Gender, Identity and Reproduction draws on a variety of perspectives relevant to an understanding of reproduction across the life-course. Through a consideration of the representation of reproductive identities and experiences, the book highlights difference and diversity in relation to contemporary reproductive choices. The book focuses on women's and men's experiences of agency, control and negotiation within the context of cultural, medical, political, theoretical and lay ideologies of the reproductive process in contemporary Western societies.


fertility gender identity infertility menopause reproduction women

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Earle
    • 1
  • Gayle Letherby
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Healthcare EducationUniversity College NorthamptonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Social JusticeCoventry UniversityUK

About the editors

ALISON BOWES is Professor of Sociology, University of Stirling, UK ANNILY CAMPBELL is Student Advisor at Oxford University Student Union, UK DEBORAH DAVIDSON is a Doctoral Student and Tutorial Assistant in Sociology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada TERESA M. DOMOKOS is a former Research Fellow at the University of Stirling, UK SARAH EARLE is Senior Lecturer in Health Studies at University College Northampton, UK TABITHA FREEMAN is studying for her PhD at the Sociology Department, University of Essex, UK EILEEN GREEN is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Social and Policy Research at the University of Teeside, UK BARBARA KATZ ROTHMAN is Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, USA GAYLE LETHERBY is Associate Head of Subject and Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Justice at Coventry University, UK JUDY PURKIS is a Senior Lecturer in Women's Health Studies at the University of Central England, UK EDWIN VAN TEIJLINGEN is a Medical Sociologist at the University of Aberdeen, UK GILL WADSWORTH is a Project Co-ordinator for an independent research company KATH WOODWARD is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Open University, UK

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