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

Author: MyiLibrary.
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Science across cultures: the history of non-western science, v. 5
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: MyiLibrary.
ISBN: 9789048125982 9048125987
OCLC Number: 641462416
Notes: Title from e-book title screen (viewed May 25, 2010).
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. UK : MyiLibrary, 2010 Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to MIL affiliated libraries.
Description: xvii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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.
Series Title: Science across cultures: the history of non-western science, v. 5
Responsibility: editor, Helaine Selin ; co-editor Pamela K. Stone.

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