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present debates approximately contraception might be unusually risky, particularly given the near-universal use of birth control between American and British women. Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of contraception offers a brand new point of view on those debates through demonstrating that the political positions surrounding contraception have roots in literary matters, in particular these of modernist writers. while such a lot scholarship treats modernism and contraception activism as parallel, yet eventually separate, routine, Conceived in Modernism shows that they have been deeply intertwined. This booklet argues not just that literary matters exerted a long-lasting effect at the approach activists framed the rising politics of birth control, yet that contraception activism assisted in shaping a few of modernism's such a lot cutting edge strategies. by way of revealing the presence of literary aesthetics within the discourse surrounding beginning control, Conceived in Modernism helps us see this discourse as a variable aspect instead of an enduring bulwark of reproductive rights debates.

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