Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 January 2019

344 Pages | 9 illus.


ISBN: 9780190939878

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Abortion Under Apartheid

Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Susanne M. Klausen

  • The first scholarly study of the history of abortion in South Africa, or indeed any African country
  • Focuses on the centrality of the regulation of women's reproductive bodies to the making and maintenance of apartheid in South Africa
  • Situates the struggle over abortion in the context of disciplining whites' sexuality as part of the ongoing ideological work of justifying white supremacist rule
  • Contains interviews with key historical figures who had not previously given interviews about their experiences