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By Aimee Armande Wilson

present debates approximately contraception should be strangely risky, specifically given the near-universal use of birth control between American and British women. Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of contraception offers a brand new point of view on those debates by means of demonstrating that the political positions surrounding contraception have roots in literary issues, in particular these of modernist writers. while so much scholarship treats modernism and contraception activism as parallel, yet eventually separate, events, Conceived in Modernism shows that they have been deeply intertwined. This booklet argues not just that literary issues exerted an enduring impression at the means activists framed the rising politics of birth control, yet that contraception activism assisted in shaping a few of modernism's such a lot leading edge suggestions. by means of revealing the presence of literary aesthetics within the discourse surrounding start control, Conceived in Modernism helps us see this discourse as a variable aspect instead of an everlasting bulwark of reproductive rights debates.

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