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Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge

Author : Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
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This benchmark collection of cross-cultural essays on reproduction and childbirth extends and enriches the work of Brigitte Jordan, who helped generate and define the field of the anthropology of birth. The authors' focus on authoritative knowledge—the knowledge that counts, on the basis of which decisions are made and actions taken—highlights the vast differences between birthing systems that give authority of knowing to women and their communities and those that invest it in experts and machines. Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge offers first-hand ethnographic research conducted by anthropologists in sixteen different societies and cultures and includes the interdisciplinary perspectives of a social psychologist, a sociologist, an epidemiologist, a staff member of the World Health Organization, and a community midwife. Exciting directions for further research as well as pressing needs for policy guidance emerge from these illuminating explorations of authoritative knowledge about birth. This book is certain to follow Jordan's Birth in Four Cultures as the definitive volume in a rapidly expanding field.

Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge

Author : Robbie Davis-Floyd
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Birth in Four Cultures

Author : Brigitte Jordan
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While the process of childbirth is, in some sense, everywhere the same, it is also everywhere different in that each culture has produced a birthing system that is strikingly dissimilar from the others. Based on her fieldwork in the United States, Sweden, Holland, and Yucatan, Jordan develops a framework for the discussion and investigation of different birthing systems. Illustrated with useful examples and lively anecdotes from Jordan’s own fieldwork, the Fourth Edition of this innovative comparative ethnography brings the reader to a deeper understanding of childbirth as a culturally grounded, biosocially mediated, and interactionally achieved event.

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Author : Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
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Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth--routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed these questions in the 1992 edition. Her new preface to this 2003 edition of a book that has been read, applauded, and loved by women all over the world, makes it clear that the issues surrounding childbirth remain as controversial as ever.

The Business of Birth

Author : Louise Marie Roth
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How the fear of malpractice affects mothers and reproductive choices Giving birth is a monumental event, not only in the personal life of the woman giving birth, but as a medical process and procedure. In The Business of Birth, Louise Marie Roth explores the process of giving birth, and the ways in which medicine and law interact to shape maternity care. Focusing on the United States, Roth explores how the law creates an environment where medical providers, malpractice attorneys, and others limit women’s rights and choices during birth. She shows how a fear of liability risk often drives the decision-making process of medical providers, who prioritize hospital efficiency over patient safety, to the detriment of mothers themselves. Ultimately, Roth advocates for an approach that protects the reproductive rights of mothers. A comprehensive overview, The Business of Birth provides valuable insight into the impact of the law on mothers, medical providers, maternity care practices, and others in the United States.

War and Health

Author : Catherine Lutz
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Provides a detailed look at how war affects human life and health far beyond the battlefield Since 2010, a team of activists, social scientists, and physicians have monitored the lives lost as a result of the US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan through an initiative called the Costs of War Project. Unlike most studies of war casualties, this research looks beyond lives lost in violence to consider those who have died as a result of illness, injuries, and malnutrition that would not have occurred had the war not taken place. Incredibly, the Cost of War Project has found that, of the more than 1,000,000 lives lost in the recent US wars, a minimum of 800,000 died not from violence, but from indirect causes. War and Health offers a critical examination of these indirect casualties, examining health outcomes on the battlefield and elsewhere—in hospitals, homes, and refugee camps—both during combat and in the years following, as communities struggle to live normal lives despite decimated social services, lack of access to medical care, ongoing illness and disability, malnutrition, loss of infrastructure, and increased substance abuse. The volume considers the effect of the war on both civilians and on US service members, in war zones—where healthcare systems have been destroyed by long-term conflict—and in the United States, where healthcare is highly developed. Ultimately, it draws much-needed attention to the far-reaching health consequences of the recent US wars, and argues that we cannot go to war—and remain at war—without understanding the catastrophic effect war has on the entire ecosystem of human health.

Midwifery and the Medicalization of Childbirth

Author : Edwin Van Teijlingen
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This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalisation of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organisation of this book: that the conception of midwifery must be broadened to encompass a sociological perspective; and that the ongoing trend toward the medicalisation of midwifery is crucial to an understanding of the historical, current, and future status of midwifery. By medicalisation of childbirth and midwifery is meant the increasing tendency for women to prefer a hospital delivery to a home delivery, the increasing trend toward the use of technology and clinical intervention in childbirth, and the determination of medical practitioners to confine the role played by midwives in pregnancy and childbirth, if any, to a purely subordinate one.

The Anthropology of East Europe Review

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Birth is a Ceremony

Author : Patrisia C. Gonzales
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At Work in the Field of Birth

Author : Margaret MacDonald
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In this charming romantic comedy, Annabelle Coakley and Clay Castleberry are determined to stop their parents from getting married. What they don't count on is falling in love themselves . . .

Being Born in a Nation that is Dying

Author : Cynthia Gabriel
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The Cultural Character of Childbirth Education

Author : Cloe Ann Danford
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Harvesting Sharing Indigenous Knowledge in Africa

Author : Levi Nkwocha
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Mother Knows Best

Author : Jessica Ann Nathanson
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This collection presents a sustained critique of the leading mothering advice literature of the past decade or so, addressing issues related to pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding, theories and models of parenting (including attachment parenting, natural mothering, and feminist parenting), and the construct of the "good mother."

Birth by Definition

Author : Tara Jean Sara Dosumu
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Discoursing Birthing Care

Author : Kaosar Afsana
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This Book Focuses On Issues Critical To The Contemporary Emphasis On Gender Sensitive Health Care For The Poor Pregnant Women In Bangladesh. Contents Covers- Chapter 1. Introduction, Chapter 2. Conceptualising Birthing Care: Origins, Development, And Methods, Chapter 3. Childbirth: Beliefs And Practices, Chapter 4. Quality Of Care, Chapter 5. Power, Maternity, And Health Care, Chapter 6. Conclusion.

Heterodoxy

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JASO

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Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Author : Anthropological Society of Oxford
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Telling Birth Stories of Teen Mothers

Author : Suzanne Marie Broetje
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