Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226680316 Published April 1999
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226680323 Published January 2001

Speaking of Abortion

Television and Authority in the Lives of Women

Andrea L. Press and Elizabeth R. Cole

Speaking of Abortion
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Andrea L. Press and Elizabeth R. Cole

224 pages | 3 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1999
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226680316 Published April 1999
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226680323 Published January 2001
Over four years, Andrea Press and Elizabeth Cole watched television with women, visiting city houses, suburban subdivisions, modern condominiums, and public housing projects. They found that television depicts abortion as a problem for the poor and the working classes, and that viewers invariably referred to and abided by class when discussing abortion. Speaking of Abortion is an invaluable resource that allows us to hear how ordinary women discuss one of America's most volatile issues.
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
Speaking of Abortion
2. The Classed Discourse of Abortion on Prime-Time Television
3. Reconciling Faith and Fact
The Pro-Life Perspective
4. Situating Self and Social Authority
Working-Class Pro-Choice Positions
5. The Shifting Context of Justification for Choice Among the Middle Class
6. Another American Dilemma
Locating Abortion on the Political Landscape
Appendix A: The Ethnographic Focus Group
Appendix B: Characteristics of the Groups
Notes
References
Index
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