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Birth as an American Rite of Passage - 2nd edition

Birth as an American Rite of Passage (ISBN10: 0520229320; ISBN13: 9780520229327)
ISBN13: 978-0520229327
ISBN10: 0520229320

Summary: 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.
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Summary: 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 03/15/2004
International: No

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