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Solinger, Rickie 1947-

Works: 22 works in 138 publications in 2 languages and 11,074 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ767.5.U5, 363.960973
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Most widely held works about Rickie Solinger
Most widely held works by Rickie Solinger
Interrupted life : experiences of incarcerated women in the United States( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrupted Life is a gripping collection of writings by and about imprisoned women in the United States, a country that jails a larger percentage of its population than any other nation in the world. This eye-opening work brings together scores of voices from both inside and outside the prison system including those of incarcerated and previously incarcerated women, their advocates and allies, abolitionists, academics, and others. These vivid, often highly personal essays, poems, stories, reports, and manifestos offer an unprecedented view of the realities of women's experiences behind bars, and, taken together, they underscore the failures of imagination and policy that have too often underwritten our current prison system. -- from back cover
Pregnancy and power : a short history of reproductive politics in America by Rickie Solinger( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A chronicle of women's battles for reproductive freedom throughout American history, Pregnancy and Power explores the many forces - social, racial, economic, and political - that have shaped women's reproductive lives in the United States. Leading historian Rickie Solinger argues that a woman's control over her body involves much more than the right to choose an abortion. Reproductive politics were at play when slaveholders devised breeding schemes, when the U.S. government took Indian children from their families in the nineteenth century, and when doctors pressed Latina women to be sterilized in the 1970s. Pregnancy and Power is filled with powerful accounts of the fights women have waged in this country to control their bodies and their destinies against anti-miscegenation laws, labor laws, anti-contraception laws, and recent welfare reform laws that punish poor women for having children"--Jacket
Abortion wars : a half century of struggle, 1950-2000( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eighteen essays that offer a pro-rights perspective on the issue of abortion, examining the topic within the historical framework of the second half of the twentieth century, and discussing the reasons why abortion continues to be one of the most violently contested issues in the United States
Beggars and choosers : how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the United States by Rickie Solinger( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late 1960s and early 1970s, advocates of legal abortion mostly used the term rights when describing their agenda. But after Roe v. Wade, their determination to develop a respectable, nonconfrontational movement encouraged many of them to use the word choice - an easier concept for people weary of rights movements. At first the distinction in language didn't make much difference, because the law seemed to guarantee both. But in the years since, the change has become enormously important." "In Beggars and Choosers, Rickie Solinger shows that historical distinctions between women of color and white women, between poor and middle-class women, persisted and were used in new ways during the era of "choice." Politicians and policy makers excluded certain women from the class of "deserving mothers" by using the language of choice to create public policies concerning everything from Medicaid funding for abortions to family tax credits, infertility treatments, international adoption, teen pregnancy, and welfare. Solinger argues that a guarantee of "choice," when the word is imbued with the old prejudices of class and race, is a shaky foundation on which to build our concept of reproductive freedom."--Jacket
Wake up little Susie : single pregnancy and race before Roe v. Wade by Rickie Solinger( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the public policies and community attitudes toward maternity and illegitimate pregnancy in the post World War II era
Reproductive politics : what everyone needs to know by Rickie Solinger( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the historical roots of reproductive politics up through the present, Solinger considers a range of topics from abortion and contraception to health care reform and assisted reproductive technologies. She tackles some of the most contentious questions up for debate today, including the definition of "fetal personhood," and the roles poverty and welfare policy play in shaping reproductive rights. The answers she provides are informative, balanced, and sometimes quite surprising
The abortionist : a woman against the law by Rickie Solinger( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and 1968 to demonstrate that it was the law, not so-called back-alley practitioners, that most endangered women's lives in the years before abortion was legal. Women from all walks of life came to Ruth Barnett to seek abortions. For most of her career she worked in a proper suite of offices, undisturbed by legal authorities. In her years of practice she performed forty thousand abortions and never lost a patient. But in the anti-abortion fervor of the post-World War II era, conditions in Portland and elsewhere began to change. Barnett and other practitioners were hounded by the police and became convenient targets for politicians and sensation-hungry journalists. Desperate women continued to seek abortions but were forced to turn to profiteering abortion syndicates run by racketeers or to use self-induced methods that often ended in serious injury or death. Solinger makes vivid use of newspaper accounts and extant legal transcripts to document how throughout the country laws were used to persecute competent abortion practitioners. While Roe v. Wade has alleviated some of the danger that shaped women's lives before 1973, Solinger points out that the abortion practitioner is again threatened in the United States, this time by the violence of anti- choice fanatics. Her book is an instructive reminder of the vigilance necessary to protect both women and those who would provide them with freedom of choice
Welfare : a documentary history of U.S. policy and politics( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They enable readers to go straight to the source to find out how public figures racialized welfare in the minds of white Americans, to explore the origins of the claim that poor women have babies in order to collect welfare, and to trace how that notion has been perpetuated and contested. The documents also illustrate how policymakers in different eras have invoked and politicized the idea of dependency, as well as how ideas about women's dependency have followed changing characterizations of poor women as workers and as mothers
Wake up little Susie by Rickie Solinger( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition includes a foreword by the esteemed social historian Elaine Tyler May, and an afterword by the author that traces the issues examined in Susie in the context of the current debates."--Jacket
Telling stories to change the world : global voices on the power of narrative to build community and make social justice claims by Rickie Solinger( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe - including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago - describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Collectively, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness."--Jacket
Reproductive justice : an introduction by Loretta Ross( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer providing a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Clearly showing how reproductive justice is a political movement of reproductive rights and social justice, the authors illuminate how, for example, a low-income, physically -disabled woman, living in West Texas with no viable public transportation, no healthcare clinic, and no living-wage employment opportunities, faces a complex web of structural obstacles as she contemplates her sexual and reproductive intentions. Putting the lives and lived experience of women of color at the center of the book, and using a human rights analysis, the authors show how reproductive justice is significantly different from the pro-choice/anti-abortion debates that have long-dominated the headlines and mainstream political conflict. In a period in which women's reproductive lives are imperiled, Reproductive Justice provides an essential guide to understanding and mobilizing around women's rights in the 21st century. Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century Series publishes works that explore the contours and content of reproductive justice. The series will include primers intended for students and those new to reproductive justice as well as books of original research to continue to further knowledge and impact society."--Provided by publisher
Reproductive states : global perspectives on the invention and implementation of population policy by Rickie Solinger( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together works by experts from around the world, illuminating the reproductive policies of Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, and Nigeria, as well as of course the USSR?Russia, and the United States. Surveying population policies from key countries on five continents, these experts show when and how some of the most populous countries in the world implemented state population policies in the 20th century - often in response to United Nations and American policy. Regardless of the type of government or its cultural history, many of these nations have developed similar policies to control their populations and attempt to combat social problems, such as poverty and hunger. The common denominator among all reproductive policies, however, has been the perception of women's bodies as a political resource. Interweaving biopolitics, gender studies, statecraft, and world systems, Reproductive States is the first book of its kind, both because of its global reach and its impressive scope, providing invaluable insight into the source of reproductive policies and their enduring legacies. -- from back cover
Building united judgment : a handbook for consensus decision making by Rickie Solinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A Complete Disaster": Abortion and the Politics of Hospital Abortion Committees, 1950-1970 by Rickie Solinger( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(dlps) 0499697.0019.203
Pregnancy and Power by Rickie Solinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interrupted life experiences of incarcerated women in the United States( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The girl nobody loved : psychological explanations for white single pregnancy in the pre-Roe v. Wade era, 1945-1965 by Rickie Solinger( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nine ways to look at a poor woman by Rickie Solinger( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A complete disaster" : abortion and the politics of hospital abortion committees, 1950-1970 by Rickie Solinger( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Interrupted life : experiences of incarcerated women in the United States
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Rickie Solinger Historian and curator

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Pregnancy and power : a short history of reproductive politics in AmericaAbortion wars : a half century of struggle, 1950-2000Beggars and choosers : how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the United StatesWake up little Susie : single pregnancy and race before Roe v. WadeThe abortionist : a woman against the lawWelfare : a documentary history of U.S. policy and politicsWake up little SusieTelling stories to change the world : global voices on the power of narrative to build community and make social justice claimsInterrupted life experiences of incarcerated women in the United States