Markets and Malthus: Population, Gender and Health in Neo-liberal Times

Markets and Malthus: Population, Gender and Health in Neo-liberal Times

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Exploring the ideas and institutions that framed the decennial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that took place in Cairo in 1994, this volume presents detailed case studies ranging from India and China, to Egypt, Africa and Latin America, as well as overarching themed essays. From the politics of abortion and immigration to rising levels of fundamentalist violence and sex selective abortions, the volume explores a range of issues from several vantage points. It offers startling new insights into these issues by linking them to neo-liberal economic policies that have profoundly shaped health globally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788132102977
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/08/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mohan Rao is Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is a medical doctor, specialized in public health. He works on health and population policy, and the history and politics of health. His publications include From Population Control to Reproductive Health: Malthusian Arithmetic (2004), Disinvesting in Health: The World Bank’s Health Prescription (edited, 1999), and The Unheard Scream: Reproductive Health and Women’s Lives in India (edited, 2004).

Sarah Sexton works with The Corner House, a non-profit research and solidarity group based in Dorset, UK that aims to support democratic and community movements for environmental and social justice. As part of its solidarity work, The Corner House carries out analyses, research, and advocacy with the aim of linking issues, of stimulating informed discussion and strategic thought on critical environmental and social concerns, and of encouraging broad alliances to tackle them. She is currently working on the political economy of the global biotechnology industry, and its implications for women.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Population, Health and Gender in Neo-liberal Times - Mohan Rao and Sarah Sexton
A Decade and More after Cairo: Women's Health in a Free Market Economy - Sarah Sexton and Sumati Nair
Liberal Ends, Illiberal Means: National Security, 'Environmental Conflict' and the Making of the Cairo Consensus - Betsy Hartmann
The Politics of Abortion: A Note - Marlene Fried
An Entangled Skein: Neo-Malthusianisms in Neo-liberal Times - Mohan Rao
Neo-liberal development and Reproductive Health in India: The Making of the Personal and the Political - Rachel Simon-Kumar
A Decade After Cairo In Latin America: An Overview - Martha Rosenberg
Redefining and medicalizing population policies : NGOs and their innovative contributions to the Post Cairo agenda - Susanne Schultz
Structural Adjustment, Impotence and Family Planning: Men's Voices in Egypt - Kamran Asdar Ali
What has happened in Africa since Cairo? - Meredeth Turshen
Reproductive Health, Family Planning and HIV/AIDS: Dangers of (Dis) Integration in Tanzania and Uganda - Lisa Ann Richey
China's Population Policies: Engendered Biopolitics, the One-child Norm and Masculinisation of Child Sex Ratios - Susan Greenhalgh

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