Maroney, Heather Jon. 1989. «Demography and Pronatalism in Quebec After 1960». Dans Mothering-Motherhood. Maternité-maternage , sous la dir. de Pierre L’Hérault, p. 51-71. Coll. «Working Papers/Inédits». Montréal: Institut Simone de Beauvoir.
Intentions : « What follows is a preliminary attempt to think through some of the issues related to new demographic pronatalism in Québec? » (p. 52)
Questions/Hypothèses : « I argue that the growing state interest should draw the analytic and political attentions of feminists. » (p. 52)
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
« In recent years, population management has increasingly become an issue on the agenda of most of the capitalist states of Western Europe and North America. As defined by these states, a population crisis exists. The fall of birth rates below reproduction is seen to lead to an aging population structure and social, economic and, sometimes, political problems. Because population replacement through immigration is considered to be either actually or political unfeasible, ways of boosting bithrates are sought. Thus, western capitalist states have joined many socialist and third world states in a preoccupation with population management, seeking to increase or reduce birth rates respectively. This dimension of state intervention into procreation has received little analytic or political attention from feminists. » (p. 51) L’auteure propose donc une analyse féministe de la situation démographique et de la portée d’un courant pro-nataliste au Québec d’après 1960. Pour réaliser cette discussion, elle aborde certaines dimensions : Population dynamics (pp. 53-55); From clerical to secular nationalist strategies for survival (pp. 55-58); The nation as population or as project (pp. 58-59); Feminist critique of pronatalism (pp. 59-61); Political parties and pronatalism: an absence (pp. 61-63).