Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic

Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic

By: Wendy Simonds (author)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability

£25.50 With FREE Saver Delivery


How do feminist identity and abortion politics intersect? Specifically, what does feminism mean to women working to provide feminist health care and abortion services in the late 1980s and early 1990s? What are the ideological consequences and emotional tolls of doing such work in a hostile socio-cultural environment? Can feminism and bureaucracy coexist productively? How do feminists confront the anti-feminist opposition, from anti-abortion protesters outside to racism within feminist organizations? These are the questions that drive Wendy Simonds's Abortion at Work. Simonds documents the ways in which workers at a feminist clinic construct compelling feminist visions, and also watch their ideals fall short in practice. Simonds interprets these women's narratives to get at how abortion works on feminism, and to show what feminism can gain by rethinking abortion utilizing these activists' terms. In thoroughly engaging prose, Simonds frames her analysis with a moving account of her own personal understanding of the issues.

Create a review

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780813522456
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9780813522456
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 0813522455

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly