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The politics of birth / Sheila Kitzinger.

  • Kitzinger, Sheila
Date
2005
  • Books

About this work

Description

"In The Politics of Birth Sheila Kitzinger explores ways in which we learn about birth, how we talk and feel about it, assumptions that professional caregivers may make, and the roles and skills of midwives."-- book jacket.

Publication/Creation

Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann, 2005.

Physical description

x, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

1. Giving birth -- 2. The birth place -- 3. The clock, the bed and the chair -- 4. Images of birth and breastfeeding -- 5. Breastfeeding : public health, birth and shame -- 6. Birth education : from pedagogy to politics -- 7. The language of birth -- 8. Touch and its meanings -- 9. The caesarean epidemic -- 10. Court-ordered caesareans -- 11. Birth plans -- 12. Home birth -- 13. Waterbirth -- 14. Birth dance -- 15. What's happening to midwives? -- 16. Doulas -- 17. Fathers -- 18. Children at birth -- 19. Silence is collusion : violence in pregnancy -- 20. Mothers and babies behind bars -- 21. Pregnant asylum seekers : the dispossessed -- 22. Changing our birth culture.

Notes

Copy1. Donor: Nicola Anderson.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WQ300 2005K62p
    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 0750688769
  • 9780750688765