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978-0-520-22932-7 / 9780520229327

Birth as an American Rite of Passage: Second Edition, With a New Preface

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Publisher:University of California Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth--routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed these questions in the 1992 edition. Her new preface to this 2003 edition of a book that has been read, applauded, and loved by women all over the world, makes it clear that the issues surrounding childbirth remain as controversial as ever.

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