Call for Papers: Critical Conversations on Reproductive Health/Care: Past, Present, and Future
- Examine gender and reproduction in early modern and pre-modern times.
- Engage with the history and practice of nursing and midwifery, especially in light of the World Health Assembly’s designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
- Explore the boundaries between reproduction, parenting, and reproductive labor.
- Reimagine health/care by interrogating the ways that communities, healthcare systems, and universities engage with the social structures that define or provide access to high-quality reproductive healthcare; historicize the barriers to accessing high-quality reproductive healthcare.
- Expose the history and practice of obstetric violence; highlight grassroots, scholarly, and legal activism against violations of people’s dignity during reproduction and childbirth.
- Interrogate the use of racialized risk calculators in obstetric and reproductive healthcare.
- Examine affect and emotion in reproductive healthcare, including people’s responses to emergency medical procedures such as hysterectomy.
- Analyze how reproduction intersects with mass incarceration, decarceration, depopulation, and abolition.
- Address immigration and reproduction of the national body politic by analyzing detention and the use of violence to force the reproductive, care-based, and family choices of migrants, refugees, and their families; including, for example, the forced separation of migrants and refugees from their children.