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Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population, Matthew Connelly

Label
Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population
Title
Fatal misconception
Title remainder
the struggle to control world population
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Connelly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Fatal Misconception is the disturbing story of our quest to remake humanity by policing national borders and breeding better people. As the population of the world doubled once, and then again, well-meaning people concluded that only population control could preserve the "quality of life." This movement eventually spanned the globe and carried out a series of astonishing experiments, from banning Asian immigration to paying poor people to be sterilized. Supported by affluent countries, foundations, and non-governmental organizations, the population control movement experimented with ways to limit population growth. But it had to contend with the Catholic Church's ban on contraception and nationalist leaders who warned of "race suicide." The ensuing struggle caused untold suffering for those caught in the middle-particularly women and children. It culminated in the horrors of sterilization camps in India and the one-child policy in China. Matthew Connelly offers the first global history of a movement that changed how people regard their children and ultimately the face of humankind. It was the most ambitious social engineering project of the twentieth century, one that continues to alarm the global community. Though promoted as a way to lift people out of poverty-perhaps even to save the earth-family planning became a means to plan other people's families. With its transnational scope and exhaustive research into such archives as Planned Parenthood and the newly opened Vatican Secret Archives, Connelly's withering critique uncovers the cost inflicted by a humanitarian movement gone terribly awry and urges renewed commitment to the reproductive rights of all people
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connelly, Matthew James
Dewey number
363.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB883.5
LC item number
.C65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 D-261
  • WA 550.1
NLM item number
C752f 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Population policy
  • Population
  • Overpopulation
  • Birth control
  • International relations
  • Population control
  • Contraception
  • Family planning policy
  • Internationality
  • Population density
  • Socioeconomic factors
Label
Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population, Matthew Connelly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-485) and index
Contents
Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: how biology became history -- Populations out of control -- To inherit the earth -- Populations at war -- Birth of the third world -- The population establishment -- Controlling nations -- Beyond family planning -- A system without a brain -- Reproducing rights, reproducing health -- Conclusion: the threat of the future -- Notes -- Archives and interviews -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn174040170
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 521 p.
Isbn
9780674024236
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007040553
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)174040170
Label
Fatal misconception : the struggle to control world population, Matthew Connelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-485) and index
Contents
Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: how biology became history -- Populations out of control -- To inherit the earth -- Populations at war -- Birth of the third world -- The population establishment -- Controlling nations -- Beyond family planning -- A system without a brain -- Reproducing rights, reproducing health -- Conclusion: the threat of the future -- Notes -- Archives and interviews -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn174040170
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 521 p.
Isbn
9780674024236
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007040553
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)174040170

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