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Birth as an American rite of passage

Author: Robbie E Davis-Floyd
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., with a new prefaceView all editions and formats
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This study examines why, despite the growing strength of the natural childbirth movement, women increasingly opt for the standardized routines of hospital births. The author adopts an anthropological  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robbie E Davis-Floyd
ISBN: 0520229320 9780520229327
OCLC Number: 489035881
Description: xlii, 382 s
Responsibility: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

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