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Obstructed labour : race and gender in the re-emergence of midwifery

Author: Sheryl Nestel
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, ©2006.
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"Obstructed Labour analyzes how the movement to legalize midwifery in Ontario reproduced racial inequality by excluding from practice hundreds of professional midwives from the global South. Global macroprocesses of power, institutional forms of exclusion, and interpersonal expressions of racism all play a part. Sheryl Nestel shows that unequal relations between women underlie the successful challenge to patriarchal  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nestel, Sheryl, 1950-
Obstructed labour.
Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607740001
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheryl Nestel
ISBN: 9780774812191 0774812192
OCLC Number: 70130121
Description: vii, 200 pages
Contents: Introduction : a new profession to the white population in Canada --
1. Technologies of exclusion --
2. Midwifery in Ontario : a counter-history --
3. Midwifery tourism --
4. "Ambassadors of the profession" : the construction of respectable midwifery --
5. Narratives of exclusion and resistance of women of colour --
Conclusion : the construction of unequal subjects.
Responsibility: Sheryl Nestel.

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Analyzes how the movement to legalize midwifery in Ontario reproduced racial inequality by excluding from practice hundreds of professional midwives from the global south. This work traces how racist  Read more...

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"An important, at times heartbreaking, account of some of the contradictions at the heart of the new midwifery. This is a book that those of us in medical sociology, women's studies, and critical Read more...

 
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