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The Resource Birth as an American rite of passage, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Birth as an American rite of passage, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Label
Birth as an American rite of passage
Title
Birth as an American rite of passage
Statement of responsibility
Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study examines why, despite the growing strength of the natural childbirth movement, women increasingly opt for the standardized routines of hospital births. The author adopts an anthropological perspective and highlights a cultural belief in the superiority of science over nature
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis-Floyd, Robbie
Dewey number
618.4/01/9
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RG518.U5
LC item number
D38 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 D-128
  • WQ 300
NLM item number
D261b 2003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • Childbirth
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Parturition
  • Pregnancy
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Obstetrics
  • Maternal Health Services
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • United States
  • Naissance
  • Accouchement
  • Rites et cérémonies
  • MEDICAL
  • Childbirth
  • Childbirth
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • United States
Label
Birth as an American rite of passage, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Birth as a Rite of Passage; Research Methods and Theoretical Concerns; Ritual and Rite; 1. One Year: The Stages of the Pregnancy/Childbirth Rite of Passage; Separation: Oh my God, I Think I'm Pregnant! -- Transition: Pregnancy as Transformation; Transition: Birth as Transformation; Transition: The Immediate Postpartum Period; Integration: Swimming Up on the Other Side -- 2. The Technocratic Model: Past and Present; Medicine as a Microcosm of American Society; The Body as Machine
  • The Technocratic Model of BirthThe Role of American Obstetrics in the Resolution of Cultural Anomaly; 3. Birth Messages; Standard Procedures for Normal Birth -- A Symbolic Analysis of Standard Obstetrical Procedures; From Nature to Culture: The Obstetrical Re-Structuring of Accidental Out-of-Hospital Births; Summary: Birth Rituals and Society; 4. Belief Systems About Birth: The Technocratic, Wholistic, and Natural Models; The Significance of Belief; The Wholistic Model of Birth; The Technocratic and Wholistic Models of Birth Compared; Natural Models of Birth; The Ideology of Safety
  • The Alternative Birth Center: A Middle Ground?5. How the Messages Are Received: The Spectrum of Response; Full Acceptance of the Technocratic Model of Birth; Full Acceptance of the Wholistic Model of Birth; Women-In-Between; 6. Scars into Stars: The Reinterpretation of the Childbirth Experience; Compartmentalization; Further Epistemic Exploration: Teilhard de Chardin versus Sartre -- 7. Obstetric Training as a Rite of Passage; Methods; Processes of Psychological Transformation: Medical School and Residency; Alternative Transformations: The Humanistic Paradigm; Women in Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics and American Society8. The Computerized Birth? Some Ritual and Political Implications for the Future; The Cultural Consensus; Women's Rites: The Politics of Birth; The Technocratic Model of Birth: Futuristic Extremes; 9.-Or Birth as the Biodance?; Birth as a Means for Accomplishing a Paradigm Shift; Wholism in Birth: Futuristic Extremes; The Computerized Birth, and the Biodance: Envisioning the Richness of Diversity; Conclusion; Appendices; Appendix A: Interview Questions Asked of Mothers; Appendix B: Interview Questions Asked of Obstetricians; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D
  • EF; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Control code
785785308
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed., with a new pref.
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280090820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785785308
Label
Birth as an American rite of passage, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Birth as a Rite of Passage; Research Methods and Theoretical Concerns; Ritual and Rite; 1. One Year: The Stages of the Pregnancy/Childbirth Rite of Passage; Separation: Oh my God, I Think I'm Pregnant! -- Transition: Pregnancy as Transformation; Transition: Birth as Transformation; Transition: The Immediate Postpartum Period; Integration: Swimming Up on the Other Side -- 2. The Technocratic Model: Past and Present; Medicine as a Microcosm of American Society; The Body as Machine
  • The Technocratic Model of BirthThe Role of American Obstetrics in the Resolution of Cultural Anomaly; 3. Birth Messages; Standard Procedures for Normal Birth -- A Symbolic Analysis of Standard Obstetrical Procedures; From Nature to Culture: The Obstetrical Re-Structuring of Accidental Out-of-Hospital Births; Summary: Birth Rituals and Society; 4. Belief Systems About Birth: The Technocratic, Wholistic, and Natural Models; The Significance of Belief; The Wholistic Model of Birth; The Technocratic and Wholistic Models of Birth Compared; Natural Models of Birth; The Ideology of Safety
  • The Alternative Birth Center: A Middle Ground?5. How the Messages Are Received: The Spectrum of Response; Full Acceptance of the Technocratic Model of Birth; Full Acceptance of the Wholistic Model of Birth; Women-In-Between; 6. Scars into Stars: The Reinterpretation of the Childbirth Experience; Compartmentalization; Further Epistemic Exploration: Teilhard de Chardin versus Sartre -- 7. Obstetric Training as a Rite of Passage; Methods; Processes of Psychological Transformation: Medical School and Residency; Alternative Transformations: The Humanistic Paradigm; Women in Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics and American Society8. The Computerized Birth? Some Ritual and Political Implications for the Future; The Cultural Consensus; Women's Rites: The Politics of Birth; The Technocratic Model of Birth: Futuristic Extremes; 9.-Or Birth as the Biodance?; Birth as a Means for Accomplishing a Paradigm Shift; Wholism in Birth: Futuristic Extremes; The Computerized Birth, and the Biodance: Envisioning the Richness of Diversity; Conclusion; Appendices; Appendix A: Interview Questions Asked of Mothers; Appendix B: Interview Questions Asked of Obstetricians; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D
  • EF; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Control code
785785308
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed., with a new pref.
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280090820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785785308

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