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By Davis-Floyd, Robbie E.
This study examines why, despite the growing strength of the natural childbirth movement, women increasingly opt for the standardized routines of hospital births. The author adopts an anthropological perspective and highlights a cultural belief in the superiority of science over ...nature.Read more
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By Davis-Floyd, Robbie E.; Sargent, Carolyn Fishel; Foreword by Rapp, Rayna
This collection of cross-cultural essays on reproduction and childbirth focuses on research conducted by anthropologists in 16 different societies and cultures and includes the perspectives of a social psychologist, a sociologist, an epidemiologist and a community midwife.
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By Davis-Floyd, Robbie E.; St.John, Gloria
Why train for seven years in Western ways and then move to homoeopathy and Chinese medicine? This book traces the transformational journeys of 40 American physicians who have made this move, outlining the basic models of American health care - technocratic, humanistic and holisti...c - on the way.Read more
Edited by Davis-Floyd, Robbie E.; Barclay, Lesley; Tritten, Jan; Daviss, Betty-Anne
Takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. This book describes examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the scient...ific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth.Read more
By Hennessey, Anna M.; Foreword by Davis-Floyd, Robbie E.
Every human being is born and has gone through a process of birth. This book explores how imagery is used in religious, secular, and nonreligious ways during the contemporary rituals of birth, through analysis of a wide variety of art, iconography, poetry, and material culture.
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