Eugenic Feminism Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India
By Asha Nadkarni | Monday, September 1, 2014
By Asha Nadkarni
Monday, September 1, 2014
Available from The University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Asha Nadkarni contends that whenever feminists lay claim to citizenship based on women’s biological ability to “reproduce the nation” they are participating in a eugenic project—sanctioning reproduction by some and prohibiting it by others. Employing a range of sources from the U.S. and India, Nadkarni shows how the exclusionary impulse of eugenics is embedded within the terms of nationalist feminism.