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Mothers Before Women : Medicine, Motherhood, and Social Order.

Author: Miranda Waggoner
Publisher: University of California Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

A healthy pregnancy is now defined well before pregnancy even begins. This book examines the dramatic shift in ideas about reproductive risk and birth outcomes over the last several decades,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miranda Waggoner
ISBN: 9780520288072 0520288076 0520288068 9780520288065
OCLC Number: 964779885
Description: 270 pages
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Someday, Now: Preconceiving Risk and Maternal Responsibility 2. From the Womb to the Woman: The Shifting Locus of Reproductive Risk 3. Anticipating Risky Bodies: Making Sense of Future Reproductive Risk 4. Whither Women's Health? Reproductive Politics and the Legacy of Maternalism 5. Get a Reproductive Life Plan! Producing the Zero Trimester 6. Promoting Maternal Visions: Gender, Race, and Future Baby Love 7. Governing Risk, Governing Women: Anticipatory Motherhood and Social Order Notes Bibliography Index


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"A sophisticated study not only of a new medical trend, but also of a contemporary result of a century-old construction of modern pregnancy, modern motherhood and women's health care." * Social Read more...

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