The Never-Ending Story: Women, State, and Problematic Global Population Policies

The Never-Ending Story: Women, State, and Problematic Global Population Policies Sex Roles (2017) 76:123–124 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0695-x BOOK REVIEW The Never-Ending Story: Women, State, and Problematic Global Population Policies Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy. Edited by Rickie Solinger and Mie Nakachi, New York, Oxford University Press, 2016, 389 pp. $85.76 (hardcover), $24.95 (paperback). ISBN 978-0-19- 931108-8 Nayantara Sheoran Appleton Published online: 29 October 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 This edited volume is a timely and much needed analysis of a robust critique of the Malthusian and Neo-Malthusian ideo- the historical state interventions that target women and their logical frameworks that use fears about resource scarcity and reproductive lives through population policies intend to ad- resultant disasters as motivations to control the reproductive dress Bnational problems^ like population growth, poverty, lives of particular swathes of society. States often employ crime, morality, and property ownership. It is also a timely these frameworks to address issues of poverty, resource allo- intervention because these global projects continue to affect cation, and population growth, with a limited and single- contemporary pro- and anti-natalist policies, even as feminists minded focus on controlling women’s reproductive lives. demand recognition of women’s rights. In bringing together The chapters in this Sex Roles Springer Journals

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