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Velez-Ibanez (Carlos G.) Sterilization Research Collection
CSRC.20  
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Description
This is a research collection of papers and notes on sterilization, fertility, and eugenics. It also contains material on Madrigal v. Quilligan, a 1978 lawsuit brought by ten Mexican-American women who had been sterilized without their informed consent. Most of the materials are photocopies.
Background
Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez is Regent's Professor at Arizona State University. His work centers on one basic question: How do we as a species manage to survive the enormous stresses of global, national, regional, and local pressures and constraints to live out our lives in a relatively humane manner. The question has underlain all his academic work in urban Mexico, in the Southwestern United States, and in Puerto Rico. He asks more specific questions about the development of cultural "funds of knowledge" as modifiers at different levels: household, community, region, and in non-physical localities. This interest is also tied to questions of adaptation, the distribution of sadness, the emergence of social networks and language change, economic and technical shifts within the structure of households, and the migration of human populations. Professor Vélez-Ibáñez is also interested in the application of knowledge for the benefit of those populations with whom we work.
Extent
4.4 linear feet (11 boxes)
Restrictions
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Availability
Open for research.