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Title When Sex Changed : Birth Control Politics and Literature between the World Wars.
Imprint Rutgers University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource
Series American Literatures Initiative
American Literatures Initiative.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Women and literature.
Birth control in literature.
Feminism and literature.
Eugenics in literature.
Birth control -- Social aspects -- United States.
Birth control -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Great Britain.
United States.
Genre Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Introduction: Setting motherhood free -- The thing you are!: the woman rebel in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland saga -- Six sons at Eton: birth control and the medical model in Joyce and Woolf -- That means children to me: the birth control review in Harlem -- Unbridled lust and calamitous error: religion, eugenics, and contraception in 1930s family sagas -- She takes good care that the matter will end there: the artist's douche bag in three guineas and if I forget thee, Jerusalem -- Conclusion: Birth control's narrative afterlives.
Summary In When Sex Changed, Layne Parish Craig analyzes the ways literary texts responded to the political, economic, sexual, and social values put forward by the birth control movements of the 1910's to the 1930's in the United States and Great Britain. Discussion of contraception and related topics (including feminism, religion, and eugenics) changed the way that writers depicted women, marriage, and family life. Tracing this shift, Craig compares disparate responses to the birth control controversy, from early skepticism by mainstream feminists, reflected in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland.
Other Title Print version: 9781306129558