Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities

Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813553047
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 08/15/2012
Series: Rutgers Series in Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 152.40(w) x 228.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

PAIGE HALL SMITH is Associate Professor of Public Health Education and Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

BERNICE L. HAUSMAN is Professor of English at Virginia Tech and the author of Mother’s Milk: Breastfeeding Controversies in American Culture and Viral Mothers: Breastfeeding in the Age of HIV/AIDS.

MIRIAM LABBOK is Professor and Director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute in the Department of Maternal and Child Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Part I Frames
1. Feminism and Breastfeeding
2. Breastfeeding Promotion through Gender Equity
3. Breastfeeding in Public Health

Part II Studying Breastfeeding across Race, Class, and Culture
4. Breastfeeding across Cultures
5. The Dangers of Baring the Breast:
6. Racism, Race, and Disparities in Breastfeeding

Part III Medical Institutions and Health Education
7. Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Shrinking Maternal Authority
8. New Professions and Old Practices
9. Preparing Women to Breastfeed

Part IV Roles and Realities
10. “Are We There Yet?” Breastfeeding as a Gauge of Carework by Mothers
11. Breastfeeding and the Gendering of Infant Care
12. Working out Work
13. The Impact of Workplace Practices on Breastfeeding Experiences and Disparities among Women

Part V Making and Marketing Mothers’ Milk
14. Marketing Mothers’ Milk
15. Empowerment or Regulation?

Part VI Morality and Guilt
16. Feminist Breastfeeding Promotion and the Problem of Guilt
17. Breastfeeding in the Margins

Part VII Media and Popular Culture
18. Reinstating Pleasure in Reality
19. Breastfeeding in the “Baby Block”
20. Rethinking the Importance of Social Class

Part VIII Sexuality and Women’s Bodies
21. Breastfeeding in Public
22. Sexual or Maternal Breasts?
23. Intersections

Notes on Contributors

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