Figuring the Population Bomb: Malthusian Masculinities and Demographic Transitions

12.7.16Humanities Forum
Carole McCann, Chair and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies
“Figuring the Population Bomb: Malthusian Masculinities and Demographic Transitions”

Wednesday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  

Drawing from her new book, Carole McCann will trace the genealogy of the twentieth-century demographic “facts” that created a mathematical panic about a looming population explosion. She will illuminate the gendered geopolitical grounds of the specialized mathematical culture and population figures that supported the idea of a dangerous explosion. Those figures also moved nations to intervene in women’s reproductive lives in attempts to control population growth in the twentieth century and continue to haunt struggles to secure reproductive justice today.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.


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