Birth as an American Rite of Passage / Edition 2

Birth as an American Rite of Passage / Edition 2

by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
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ISBN-10:
0520229320
ISBN-13:
9780520229327
Pub. Date:
03/15/2004
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Birth as an American Rite of Passage 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was blessed with being able to read this book since it was in dissertation form. During that time Robbie was 'practicing what she preached' as an educator who was instrumental in bringing family centered birthing practices to our area. She was able to respect and work with the medical doctors as well as the alternate community. In those early years I was able to hear her present at a number of conferences which educated and networked me, moving my work further. Nearly 30 years later, Robbie is a global expert in birthing fields I cannot recommend anyone more highly. Her website, davis-floyd 'dotcom' has many of her full text articles posted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This outstanding book reveals a unique perspective on the cultural and personal impact of imposing technological intervention on the most natural of human processes. Shining a critical light on modern birth presents an opportunity for women to re-think their birth choices and make more empowering choices. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for professionals who work with families, as well as parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was really well written and well organized, however her view is completely biased. Her whole book is about how bad the hospital is and how great home-birth is. Many points for very interesting, but when it comes down to it, it was just too biased for me.