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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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Conclusion

Conclusion

Is There a Feminist Way Forward?

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(p.149) Conclusion
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On Infertile Ground
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Jade S. Sasser

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479873432.003.0007

The concluding chapter turns to the questions and observations that initially motivated this project: the role of women in sub-Saharan Africa, whom population advocates claim to represent. It raises questions about the links between contemporary investment in global South girls, instrumental gender and climate change solutions, and sexual stewardship, demonstrating how development-led concepts of women’s agency elide the contexts of their everyday lives. It concludes, not by offering solutions, but by fretting over the role of youth population advocacy, the politics and possibilities of their engagements with this work, raising questions about whether and how young people can transform populationist ideas into something closer to the social justice they seek.

Keywords:   Justice, Populationism, Neoliberalism, The Girl, Feminism

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