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: 1136737073

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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Race, Maternity, and the Politics of Birth Control in South Africa, 1910-39

Author: S. Klausen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230511252

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Using original primary sources, this book uncovers and analyzes for the first time the politics of fertility and the battle over birth control in South Africa from 1910 (the year the country was formed) to 1945. It examines the nature and achievements of the South African birth-control movement in pre-apartheid South Africa, including the establishment of voluntary birth-control organizations in urban centres, the national birth-control coalition, and the clinic practices of the country's first birth-control clinics. The book spotlights important actors such as the birth controllers themselves, the women of all 'races' who utilized the clinics' services and the Department of Public Health, placing these within an international as well as national context.
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The Politics of Pregnancy

Policy Dilemmas in the Maternal-fetal Relationship

Author: Janna C. Merrick

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9781560244783

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 247

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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 Pregnancy

Adolescent Sexuality and Public Policy

Author: Annette Lawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300057171

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Teenage pregnancy is widely viewed as a significant social problem. This book argues that much of the problem stems from simplistic or inaccurate perceptions of what the problem is. Although most individuals believe that early childbirth is a cause of poverty, the research in this volume suggests that poverty is also a partial cause of early childbirth. The problem is not so much teenagers who want sex too soon, but a society that offers too little too late - too little birth control information, too few job opportunities, and too little reason for many low income teenagers to stay in school and delay childbearing.
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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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The Politics of Parental Leave Policies

Children, Parenting, Gender and the Labour Market

Author: Sheila B. Kamerman,Peter Moss

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847429033

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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The politics of parental leave policies addresses how and why, and by whom, particular policies are created and subsequently developed in particular countries. It examines the factors that bring about variations in leave policy, covering fifteen countries in Europe and beyond, and the European Union.
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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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