Telling Bodies Performing Birth: Everyday Narratives of Childbirth

Telling Bodies Performing Birth: Everyday Narratives of Childbirth

by Della Pollock
     
 

Considering issues such as pain and fertility, and exploring both the language of medical discourse and the silence of personal mystery, she reveals the numerous ways in which giving birth is narrated in the contemporary U.S. Pollock draws on cultural criticism, performance studies, and narrative theory to unpack this long-ignored genre.
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Overview

Considering issues such as pain and fertility, and exploring both the language of medical discourse and the silence of personal mystery, she reveals the numerous ways in which giving birth is narrated in the contemporary U.S. Pollock draws on cultural criticism, performance studies, and narrative theory to unpack this long-ignored genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231109147
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/07/1999
Series:
Popular Cultures, Everyday Lives Series
Pages:
352
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

One: Origins in Absence
Two: Narrative Rites
Three: Practicing Pain
Four: Secrets/Doubles


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