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Childbirth and authoritative knowledge cross-cultural perspectives : with a foreword by Rayna Rapp

Author: Robbie Davis-Floyd; Carolyn Fishel Sargent
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press ©1997
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robbie Davis-Floyd; Carolyn Fishel Sargent
OCLC Number: 1076000221
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction : the anthropology of birth / Robbie Davis-Floyd and Carolyn F. Sargent -- Authoritative knowledge and its construction / Brigitte Jordan -- An evolutionary perspective on authoritative knowledge about birth / Wenda R. Trevathan -- Fetal ultrasound imaging and the production of authoritative knowledge in Greece / Eugenia Georges -- The production of authoritative knowledge in American prenatal care / Carole H. Browner and Nancy Press -- What do women want? Issues of choice, control, and class in American pregnancy and childbirth / Ellen Lazarus -- Authoritative knowledge and birth territories in contemporary Japan / Deborah Cordero Fiedler -- Ways of knowing about birth in three cultures / Carolyn F. Sargent and Grace Bascope -- Authoritative touch in childbirth : a cross-cultural approach / Sheila Kitzinger -- Authority in translation : finding, knowing, naming, and training "traditional birth attendants" in Nepal / Stacy Leigh Pigg -- Changing childbirth in Eastern Europe : which systems of authoritative knowledge should prevail? / Beverly Chalmers -- Resistance to technology-enhanced childbirth in Tuscany : the political economy of Italian birth / Jane Szurek -- Intuition as authoritative knowledge in midwifery and home birth / Robbie Davis-Floyd and Elizabeth Davis -- Randomized controlled trials as authoritative knowledge : keeping an ally from becoming a threat to North American midwifery practice / Kenneth C. Johnson -- Confessions of a dissident / Mardsen Wagner -- "Women come here on their own when they need to" : prenatal care, authoritative knowledge, and maternal health in Oaxaca / Paola M. Sesia -- Maternal health, war, and religious tradition : authoritative knowledge in Pujehun District, Sierra Leone / Amara Jambai and Carol MacCormack -- Heeding warnings from the canary, the whale, and the Inuit : a framework for analyzing competing typ++
es of knowledge about childbirth / Betty-Anne Daviss -- An ideal of unassisted birth : hunting, healing, and transformation among the Kalahari Ju/'hoansi / Megan Biesele
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 510 p.) ill
Responsibility: edited by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Carolyn F. Sargent.

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