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Homeland Maternity: US Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime

Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz


Motherhood in the context of homeland security culture is a site of intense contestation—both a powerful form of currency and a target of unprecedented assault. In this book, I designate the term homeland maternity in order to theorize the relationship between motherhood and nation in US homeland security culture. While scholars of rhetoric, feminist, and cultural studies have explored homeland security culture and the politics of contemporary motherhood from critical perspectives, no study to date has considered how recent discourses of motherhood and nation are deeply enmeshed and, as this b ... More

Keywords: motherhood, reproductive justice, nation, homeland security, feminism, cultural studies, rhetoric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042355
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, author
University of Iowa