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By Aimee Armande Wilson

present debates approximately contraception may be strangely unstable, 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 viewpoint on those debates via demonstrating that the political positions surrounding contraception have roots in literary issues, particularly these of modernist writers. while so much scholarship treats modernism and contraception activism as parallel, yet finally separate, events, Conceived in Modernism shows that they have been deeply intertwined. This booklet argues not just that literary matters exerted an enduring impact at the means activists framed the rising politics of birth control, yet that contraception activism contributed to shaping a few of modernism's so much leading edge options. through revealing the presence of literary aesthetics within the discourse surrounding beginning control, Conceived in Modernism helps us see this discourse as a variable side instead of an enduring bulwark of reproductive rights debates.

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