The Manner Born: Birth Rites in Cross-Cultural Perspective

The Manner Born: Birth Rites in Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Lauren Dundes
     
 

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Dundes (medical sociology, McDaniel College, Maryland) has selected and introduces 13 articles from medical, anthropological, sociological, and public periodicals and books that together survey the customs surrounding childbirth in cultures around the world. The topics include evolutionary environments of human birth, midwifery, imagery and symbolism, the cultural… See more details below

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Dundes (medical sociology, McDaniel College, Maryland) has selected and introduces 13 articles from medical, anthropological, sociological, and public periodicals and books that together survey the customs surrounding childbirth in cultures around the world. The topics include evolutionary environments of human birth, midwifery, imagery and symbolism, the cultural anthropology of the placenta, the social history of the caul, cultural characteristics of breastfeeding, and child rearing in certain European countries. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585459653
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,034,333
File size:
2 MB

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