Birth Chairs, Midwives, and Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview


A fascinating exploration of how birth chairs and birthing methods have evolved
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578061723
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 11/8/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 1,308,711
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author


Amanda Carson Banks is Director of Development for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. Her articles have appeared in journals like Journal of American Folklore, Impromptu Journal, and Women & Language.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Artifacts and the Cultural Construction of Birth
Stones and Stools: An Early History of Birth Chairs and the Practice of Delivery 1
Curse or Cure? The Rise of Professional Medicine, the Redefinition of Birth, and the Move from Chair to Bed for Delivery 33
Contest and Compromise: The Debate over the Philosophy of Birth, the Return of the Birth Chair, and the Struggle for Ownership 79
Belief, Artifacts, and the Cultural Construction of Medicine 119
App Museums and Archives with Birth Chairs in Their Collections 125
Bibliography 127
Index 149
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