Claiming that many citizens of developed nations are failing to reproduce, this informative sociological analysis examines the fertility issues stepping out of the bedroom and taking center stage in the political arena and public eye. While many wonder how children can find a comfortable psychological and sociological position on the female agenda without sacrificing the freedoms gained as a result of feminist social work and the advent of the Pill. Open, honest, and unashamedly positive, these explorations present ways in which men and women can reassess their lives and attain a personal and cultural balance.
Introduction -- 1. The future is the past -- 2. The bionic woman -- 3. ideology's orphan -- 4. Capitalism's child -- 5. Home alone -- 6. Carefree singles and careless parents -- 7. Children : all work, no play -- 8. Myths, lies and masks -- 9. No dogs, no children -- 10. The lie of the land -- 11. Knitting bootees for the country.