Band 1: Claudia Roesch "Macho Men and Modern Women"
Claudia Roesch: Macho Men and Modern Women: Mexican Immigration, Social Experts and Changing Family Values in the 20th Century United States, Berlin/Boston 2015 (Diss. verteidigt 2014, Publikation Oktober 2015).
Special Issue: Reproductive Decision-Making in Comparative Perspective
Isabel Heinemann und Johanna Schoen (Hrsg.): "Reproductive Decision-Making in Comparative Perspective"
Journal of Modern European History, Volume 17 Issue 3, August 2019
Reproductive decision-making has been highly contested in Western countries and can thus serve as an illustration through which to trace changing norms, values, family concepts and gender roles. This special issue investigates public debates regarding legal abortion and women’s changing options for decision-making in the US, Germany, Sweden and Ireland as well as transnational abortion travels since the 1960s. After gaining the right to abortion, women have had to contend with a political and legislative backlash that has threatened to undermine access to abortion care. While women have not been perceived as responsible decision-makers, they have vigorously claimed the right to make their own reproductive decisions. The introduction to this special issue proposes a comparative approach to analyse the impact that political shifts since the 1960s have had on reproductive policies and women’s access to abortion. We follow the similarities and differences in national policies, legal frameworks, moral codes, and individual agency in different Western countries.