A technological revelation : an ideological examination of the technology of contraception and population control

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dc.contributor.advisor Ahooja-Patel, Krishna
dc.creator Gordon, Heather Antonia
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:25Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.other HQ766.15 G67 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22084
dc.description 79, [9] leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract Premised upon the idea that a global population crisis does not exist, it is the purpose of this paper to uncover the primary agenda of participants in the design and distribution of contraception, and more importantly, to discover what is the true nature or essence of contraceptive technologies. It is through an examination of the relationship between technology and ideology that the essence of technology will be revealed. Contemporary thinkers such as Jacques Ellul, Herbert Marcuse and Martin Heidegger have formed a foundational philosophy concerning the relationship between the technological artifact and ideology or the idea. A brief investigation into the ideological roots from which the technology emerges will reveal the essence of contraception. Through a comparative analysis of western thought and western technology consistent patterns will be examined, serving to uncover a reality of the current system of contraceptive development and distribution. By looking closely at the framework of ideas from which the technology was fostered, and how the idea co-exists with the technology, a clarity of purpose of the technological system being examined will come to light. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HQ766.15
dc.subject.lcsh Contraception -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Contraception -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Birth control -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Birth control -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Contraceptives
dc.title A technological revelation : an ideological examination of the technology of contraception and population control
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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