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Childbirth, Midwifery and Concepts of Time

Childbirth, Midwifery and Concepts of Time

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ISBN: 9781845455866    Publisher: Berghahn Books Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 272        
All cultures are concerned with the business of childbirth, so much so that it can never be described as a purely physiological or even psychological event. This volume draws together work from a range...Read more
All cultures are concerned with the business of childbirth, so much so that it can never be described as a purely physiological or even psychological event. This volume draws together work from a range of anthropologists and midwives who have found anthropological approaches useful in their work. Using case studies from a variety of cultural settings, the writers explore the centrality of the way time is conceptualized, marked and measured to the ways of perceiving and managing childbirth: how women, midwives and other birth attendants are affected by issues of power and control, but also actively attempt to change established forms of thinking and practice. The stories are engaging as well as critical and invite the reader to think afresh about time, and about reproduction.
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About the author:
Christine McCourt studied social anthropology at the London School of Economics, where her doctoral work was an ethnographic study of the closure of a British... Read more
Christine McCourt studied social anthropology at the London School of Economics, where her doctoral work was an ethnographic study of the closure of a British Victorian asylum. She is now Professor of Anthropology and Health, based in the Centre for Research in Midwifery and Childbirth in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, where she works in the area of women's health, childbirth and the critical study of biomedical healthcare as a cultural system.
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Childbirth is an eurudite and lively collection of writings by some of the most creative and innovative authors around on the theme of time and childbirth. Drawing on anthropological and...Read more
Childbirth is an eurudite and lively collection of writings by some of the most creative and innovative authors around on the theme of time and childbirth. Drawing on anthropological and sociological perspectives, the authors have created a unique praxis which embodies theory and ethnographic empirical work. Chris McCourt has created a truly original book which will be on the 'must read' list for scholars, practitioners and all those with an interest in the meaning of birth in society today." * Jane Sandall, Professor of Social Sciences & Women's Health, King's College "This is a fascinating and thought-provoking book which provides rich insights into the meaning of time in relation to childbirth. Although time is central to the way that childbirth is viewed and 'managed', its significance has been largely ignored. This book fills this gap, drawing on a wealth of cross cultural studies undertaken by midwives and anthropologists, to explore how differing constructions of time affect the experiences of women and childbirth attendants. It provides an original and critical analysis, which will be of interest to childbirth practitioners and researchers as well as to the wider social science research community." * Billie Hunter, Professor of Midwifery, Swansea University "In this fascinating, scholarly and very readable book the authors, as they have done in their work, take us into our familiar worlds and make them strange, so that we can see more clearly, with fresh critical and more creative eyes, what goes on in our everyday world. Every chapter helps us see how differently time can be experienced and framed." * Lesley Page, Visiting Professor in Midwifery Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery King's College London
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