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Birth in Four Cultures : A Crosscultural Investigation of Childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden, and the United States

Birth in Four Cultures : A Crosscultural Investigation of Childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden, and the United States - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0881337174

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ISBN13: 978-0881337174
ISBN10: 088133717X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 93
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 1993
International: No

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Birth in Four Cultures : A Crosscultural Investigation of Childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden, and the United States - 4TH 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0881337174

Brigette Jordan

ISBN13: 978-0881337174
ISBN10: 088133717X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 93
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1993 (Robbie Davis-Floyd)
Preface to the Fourth Edition 1993
Preface to the Third Edition 1983

Part I. CHILDBIRTH IN BIOSOCIAL, CROSSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

1. A Biosocial Framework for the Crosscultural Comparison of Childbirth Practices
2. Buscando La Forma--An Ethnography of Contemporary Maya Childbirth in Yucatan
3. The Crosscultural Comparison of Birthing Systems
4. Fieldwork in Four Cultures: Methods and Experience
5. Birthing Systems and Change

Part II. AUTHORITATIVE KNOWLEDGE IN CHILDBIRTH

6. The Achievement of Authoritative Knowledge in an American Hospital Birth
7. Modes of Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy and the Construction of Authoritative Knowledge
8. Cosmopolitical Obstetrics: Technology and the Social Distribution of Authoritative Knowledge

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