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On Infertile GroundPopulation Control and Women's Rights in the Era of Climate Change$
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Jade S. Sasser

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781479873432

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479873432.001.0001

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The Population “Crisis” Returns

The Population “Crisis” Returns

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(p.31) 1 The Population “Crisis” Returns
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On Infertile Ground
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Jade S. Sasser

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479873432.003.0002

Chapter 1 traces through current popular framings of population as a secret or hidden issue, even as the volume of writing on the subject increases dramatically. This alternate production of secrecy and high volume writing reflects an international development strategy to restore funding for international family planning. The chapter explores this policy history, charting the twists and turns of population control and its eventual transformation into an emphasis on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. It closes by raising questions about the dangers of using climate crisis narratives to bring population “back” to the environmental discussion.

Keywords:   Development, Coercion, Rights, Cairo, Militarization, Crisis narratives

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