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Childbirth across cultures : ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum

Author: Helaine Selin; Pamela Kendall Stone
Publisher: Amherst, Mass. : Springer Verlag, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helaine Selin; Pamela Kendall Stone
ISBN: 9048125995 9789048125999
OCLC Number: 624423550
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 19 avril 2010).
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 314 p.) : ill., fichiers PDF
Contents: Birth and the Big Bad Wolf: An Evolutionary Perspective / Robbie Davis-Floyd and Melissa Cheyney --
Breastfeeding and Child Spacing / Rebecca Sundhagen --
Culturally Diverse Women Giving Birth: Their Stories / Lynn Clark Callister and Inaam Khalaf --
A History of Western Medicine, Labor, and Birth / Pamela K. Stone --
Childbirth in China / Travis Anna Harvey and Lila Buckley --
Childbirth Among Hong Kong Chinese / Ip Wan-Yim --
Childbirth in Korea / Sukhee Ahn --
Childbirth in Japan / Satoko Yanagisawa --
A Sacramental Theory of Childbirth in India / Harish Naraindas --
Rural Midwives in South India: The Politics of Bodily Knowledge / Kalpana Ram --
Constructions of Birth in Bangladesh / Kaosar Afsana and Sabina Faiz Rashid --
Pregnancy and Childbirth in Nepal: women's Role and Decision-Making Power / Pratima P. Acharya and Dilu Rimal --
Pregnancy and Childbirth in Tibet: Knowledge, Perspectives, and Practices / Sienna R. Craig --
Nyob Nruab Hlis: Thirty Days Confinement in Hmong Culture / Pranee Liamputtong --
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Traditional Beliefs and Practices in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand / Pranee Liamputtong --
Childbirth Experience in the Negev, The Southern Region of Israel / Iris Ohel and Eyal Sheiner --
Childbirth and Maternal Mortality in Morocco: The Role of Midwives / Marie Hatem, Fatima Temmar and Bilkis Vissandjee --
Childbirth in Zimbabwe / Thubelihle Mathole and Simukai Shamu --
Childbirth in Nigeria / Hadiza Shehu Galadanci and Suwaiba Ibrahim Sani --
Childbirth in Tanzania: Individual, Family, Community / David P. Urassa, Andrea B. Pembe and Bruno F. Sunguya --
Culture, Pregnancy and Childbirth in Uganda: Surviving the Women's Battle / Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo --
Childbirth Experiences in Malawi / Lennie Adeline Kamwendo --
Navajo Birth: A Bridge Between the Past and the Future / R. Cruz Begay --
Childbirth in the Mayan Communities / Linda V. Walsh --
Converting Birth on Simbo, Western Solomon Islands / Christine Dureau --
Childbirth in Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women / Sue Kildea and M. Wardaguga.
Responsibility: Helaine Selin, Pamela K. Stone [editors].


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