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"The hospital is a uterus" : Western discourses of childbirth in late modernity - a case study from northern Italy

Author: Tove Holmqvist
Publisher: Stockholm : Dept. of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, 2000.
Series: Stockholm studies in social anthropology, 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tove Holmqvist
ISBN: 9172650966 9789172650961
OCLC Number: 44611133
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral).
Description: v, 313 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Borgo, northern Italy: A local site for studying birthgiving --
1. Tales of birth: On reproductive politics --
2. Preparing for birth: On late modern birthgiving discourses --
3. Introducing a dynamic element into obstetrics: On the development of prenatal care --
4. "Don't be like the suffering Madonna": On fear in birthing --
5. Birthing according to the experts: On ascribing agency in birthgiving discourse --
6. "A birth with a minimum of obstetrical intervention": On intrapartum care --
7. To have enough milk: On early mothering --
Concluding remarks: Is the hospital a uterus?
Series Title: Stockholm studies in social anthropology, 45.
Responsibility: Tove Holmqvist.

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