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Trails and technology: social and cultural geographies of abortion access

Calkin, Sydney; Freeman, Cordelia

Authors

Sydney Calkin

Cordelia Freeman cordelia.freeman@nottingha.ac.uk



Abstract

Abortion is at once a routine medical procedure and the subject of intense controversy and unique criminal regulation. This provocation offers an account of the spatiality of abortion access and makes the argument that abortion implicates a range of social and cultural geography debates but has been generally overlooked in this field. It draws on two dominant forms of abortion mobilities to theorize a research agenda for geographies of abortion: the first section addresses abortion travel and its relational, embodied, and affective dimensions. The second section highlights the transformative impact of mobile medication abortion technology upon access and draws parallels between earlier debates on reproductive technology, medical control, and feminist cross-border resistance. The piece concludes by outlining productive research pathways for geographers with interests in gender, race, sexuality, and reproduction.

Citation

Calkin, S., & Freeman, C. (2018). Trails and technology: social and cultural geographies of abortion access. Social and Cultural Geography, 20(9), 1325-1332 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2018.1509114

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 11, 2018
Online Publication Date Aug 10, 2018
Publication Date Aug 10, 2018
Deposit Date Jul 13, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 11, 2019
Journal Social & Cultural Geography
Print ISSN 1464-9365
Electronic ISSN 1470-1197
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 9
Pages 1325-1332
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2018.1509114
Keywords Abortion; Mobilities; Reproductive rights; Chile; Ireland
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52938
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649365.2018.1509114
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Social & Cultural Geography on 10/08/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/14649365.2018.1509114

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