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Sacred inception : reclaiming the spirituality of birth in the modern world

Author: Marianne Delaporte
Publisher: Lanham Lexington Books [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This interdisciplinary book examines the shifting meaning of spirituality and birth practices in the modern world in the context of biomedical advances as well as colonial incursions. It indicates  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Sacred inception.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018
Online-Ausgabe, ebk.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Delaporte
ISBN: 9781498546690 1498546692
OCLC Number: 1056057617
Description: xlv, 227 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: ForewordRobbie Davis-FloydAcknowledgmentsIntroductionMarianne Delaporte and Morag MartinPart I: Midwives as a Bridge between the Spirit and the World1. Midwifery as Religious Calling: The Struggle for Church Recognition by the Soeurs de la Charite Maternelle of Metz in the Nineteenth CenturyMorag Martin2. Childbirth and Folk Orthodoxy in Russia in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth CenturiesTatiana Novikova3. Superstition, Folk Religion and Childbirth: Highlighting the World of Informal Midwives in Modern TurkeyGoekcen B. Dinc 4. Stories of Birth: The Spiritual Genesis of Ina May Gaskin's Spiritual MidwiferyMarianne DelaportePart II: Contested Maternities: Colonization and a Return to Ancestors and Culture5. Birthing the Spirit: Self-determination and Childbirth in AustraliaAmba J. Sepie6. A Blur between the Spiritual and the Physical: Birthing Practices among the Igbo of Nigeria in the Twentieth CenturyOgechukwu Ezekwem Williams7. The Art of Midwifery among the Arhuaco People of Colombia: Spirituality, Resistance, and Violence in Intercultural Birth ContextsAngela Santamaria, Dunen Kaneybia Muelas Izquierdo, Angela N. Castaneda, and Camila RangelPart III: Home Birth, Natural Birth, Hospital Birth: Choices for Spiritual Maternity8. Pushing from the Margins: "Natural Childbirth" in Holistic Spiritualities and Natural Parenting in France and PortugalAnna M. Fedele and Florence Pasche Guignard9. Delivering Spirituality in Maternity Services: An Example of Two European CountriesClaire de Labrusse, Tracy Humphrey, Anne Sylvie Ramelet, and Sarah MacLennan10. "Going Back": Spirituality and Cultural Traditions in South Carolina Women's Childbirth ExperiencesCara Delay, Beth Sundstrom, Andrea L. DeMaria, and Kristin Brig11. Birthing the Natural Pious Singaporean Malay Muslim Woman through the Ideal Islamic Birth FrameworkSharifah Huseinah MadihidAfterword: The Spirituality of BirthPamela Hunt
Responsibility: edited by Marianne Delaporte and Morag Martin.


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