The Politics of Maternity Care

Services for Childbearing Women in Twentieth-century Britain

Author: Jo Garcia,Robert Kilpatrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 346

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This concise volume examines the maternity care of British women, in both historical and social contexts. It includes authoritative information on such issues as the mother's control over childbirth, the changing role of the father, the development of midwifery, and the relationship between doctors and midwives.
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The Politics of Maternity

Author: Rosemary Mander,Jo Murphy-Lawless

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136737006

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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The evidence surrounding the skills and approaches to support good birth has grown exponentially over the last two decades, but so too have the obstacles facing women and midwives who strive to achieve good birth. This new book critically explores the complex issues surrounding contemporary childbirth practices in a climate which is ever more medicalised amidst greater insecurity at broad social and political levels. The authors offer a rigorous, and thought-provoking, analysis of current clinical, managerial and policy-making environments, and how they have prevented sustaining the kind of progress we need. The Politics of Maternity explores the most hopeful developments such as the abundant evidence for one-to-one care for women, and sets these accounts against the background of changes in health service organisation and provision that block these approaches from becoming an everyday occurrence for women giving birth. The book sets out the case for renewed attention to the politics of childbirth and what this politics must entail if we are to give birth back to women. Designed to help professionals cope with the transition from education to the reality of the system within which they learn and practise, this inspiring book will help to assist them to function and care effectively in a changing health care environment.
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The Politics of Pregnancy

Policy Dilemmas in the Maternal-Fetal Relationship

Author: Janna C Merrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317952804

Category: Law

Page: 262

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Here is a comprehensive overview and analysis of issues concerning the maternal-fetal relationship, from abortion to surrogate motherhood. Unlike many books which cover reproductive issues in general, this book focuses in-depth on one aspect of reproduction--the maternal-fetal relationship--to give readers a detailed study of the many issues involved. The Politics of Pregnancy discusses public policy dimensions of this relationship and posits new, critical political dilemmas. Many chapters in this unique book also provide significant clinical information as well as conceptual analysis. The Politics of Pregnancy offers great diversity in terms of the disciplinary backgrounds of the authors and their ideological perspectives. Authors come from many fields, including sociology, political science, pediatrics, ethics, and psychiatry, and provide diverse, sometimes opposing, analytical positions. Some of the topics they debate include: maternal substance use during pregnancy prenatal technology pregnancy and workplace hazards court-ordered obstetrical intervention fetal experimentation Readers interested in public and health care policy, nursing, feminism, pediatrics, or ethics, will find The Politics of Pregnancy to be a stimulating and thought-provoking book. This volume also makes an excellent discussion tool for graduate courses in these areas.
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The Politics of Motherhood

British Writing and Culture, 1680-1760

Author: Toni Bowers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521551748

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Through detailed examination of a wide variety of novels, plays, sermons, songs, popular engravings, portraiture, and propaganda from the period, Toni Bowers examines the eighteenth-century social and cultural struggle to develop new ideals for virtuous motherhood. She shows how popular representations of mothers codified and enforced a private and domestic model of maternal excellence, and argues that contemporary Western culture is still limited by its commitment to the contradictory maternal ideals established in early-eighteenth-century discourse.
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Performing Maternity in Early Modern England

Author: Kathryn M. Moncrief,Kathryn Read McPherson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754661177

Category: History

Page: 247

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The essays in Performing Maternity in Early Modern England explore maternity's textual and cultural representation, performative aspects and practical consequences from 1540-1690. They emphasize that the embodied, repeated and public nature of maternity defines it as inherently performative and ultimately central to the production of gender identity in the period.
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The Politics of Birth

Author: Sheila Kitzinger

Publisher: Books for Midwives Press

ISBN: 9780750688765

Category: Medical

Page: 235

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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.
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Born at Home: The Biological, Cultural and Political Dimensions of Maternity Care in the United States

Author: Melissa Cheyney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495793663

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This is a book about women who choose to give birth at home against the wishes and indeed the interests of established medicine. It focuses on conditions in the US. It places the issue within the context of the continuing health care crisis in this country and poses surprisingly traditional alternatives to the mechanized and impersonal care delivery that accompanies that crisis and indeed arises from it. BORN AT HOME is brief and inexpensive indeed free when bundled- and designed to be used in an introductory Anthropology class with a core textbook or in an upper division course alongside additional readings. It offers an intimate look at an emerging movement that runs counter to established medical practice and yet poses a viable alternative to that practice. The writing is direct and personal and filed with numerous individual accounts. It is designed to inspire discussion indeed to provoke controversy and yet set on sound scholarly principles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Material Discourses of Health and Illness

Author: Lucy Yardley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134773811

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Material Discourses of Health and Illness applies discursive approaches to the field of health psychology, in stark contrast to the bio-medical model of health and illness. The discursive approach uses the person's experience and feelings as the central focus of interest, whereas the more traditional models regarded these as coincidental and relatively unimportant. The book provides an accessible and compelling introduction to social constructionist and discursive approaches to those with limited previous knowledge of socio-linguistic theory and research. It provides practical examples of how these approaches can be applied to the field of health psychology with a collection of sophisticated discursive analyses which demonstrate the distinctive contribution that can be made by psychologists to a field that has been largely dominated by sociologists and anthropologists.
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Amid Social Contradictions

Towards a History of Social Work in Europe

Author: Gisela Hauss

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3866491506

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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How does social work keep its balance between the requirements of its clients and its role as an agency of state and society? In historical analyses from various countries, international experts show how social work has succeeded in keeping conflicting demands at bay. Their contributions look at historical situations in Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, the Republic of Ireland, Russia, the former Soviet Union, Switzerland, and the former Yugoslavia.òTable of contents include: Youth Care in Austria: The Politics of Child Removal * Professional Social Work after the Second World War Finland * Republic of Ireland * Hungarian Settlements * City Welfare and Eugenics: Case Studies from Switzerland * Care and Control in Soviet Social Policy in 1917-1930s * Helping the Mother to be "Soviet" * The Tradition of Social Work in Poland in the First Half of the 20th Century * Towards the History of Social Work Training in Germany * The Development of Professional Social Work in Switzerland * Professionalization of Social Work in Yugoslavia * A Communist World Organization in the Force Field between Governmental Oppression and Social Work for Political Prisoners * Power in Social Work in Socialism * Local Charity and Social Work in the Netherlands.
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Inventing Maternity

Politics, Science, and Literature, 1650-1865

Author: Susan C. Greenfield,Carol Barash

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813158982

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Not until the eighteenth century was the image of the tender, full-time mother invented. This image retains its power today. Inventing Maternity demonstrates that, despite its association with an increasingly standardized set of values, motherhood remained contested terrain. Drawing on feminist, cultural, and postcolonial theory, Inventing Maternity surveys a wide range of sources--medical texts, political tracts, religious doctrine, poems, novels, slave narratives, conduct books, and cookbooks. The first half of the volume, covering the mid-seventeenth to the late eighteenth centuries, considers central debates about fetal development, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and childbearing. The second half, covering the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries, charts a historical shift to the regulation of reproduction as maternity is increasingly associated with infanticide, population control, poverty, and colonial, national, and racial instability. In her introduction, Greenfield provides a historical overview of early modern interpretations of maternity. She concludes with a consideration of their impact on current debates about reproductive rights and technologies, child custody, and the cycles of poverty.
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