Childbirth Across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum

Childbirth Across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum

by Pamela Kendall Stone
     
 

Childbirth Across Cultures presents birth as a biocultural event, studying management models and rituals surrounding the process from variety of cultures and communities. Power relationships are revealed by examining who makes crucial delivery decisions.

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Childbirth Across Cultures presents birth as a biocultural event, studying management models and rituals surrounding the process from variety of cultures and communities. Power relationships are revealed by examining who makes crucial delivery decisions.

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“Childbirth Across Cultures is a compilation of research about the experience of pregnancy and birth around the globe. … Reading this book was a pleasure. There are pictures of cultural practices … maps, charts, and other diagrams that enrich the reader’s experience. … This book would be excellent for faculty and residents in family medicine and OB-GYN as well as graduate students in nursing, anthropology, sociology, social work, and public health. Medical students and those studying global health will find this book interesting as well.” (Amy Ellwood and Katie Kolonic, Family Medicine, Vol. 43 (1), January, 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789400730588
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
03/14/2012
Series:
Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science Series, #5
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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