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Who's Having This Baby?
Perspectives on Birthing
Helen Sterk   Carla Hay   Krista Ratcliffe   Leona VandeVusse   Alice Beck Kehoe  

$38.95 Paperback
Release Date: 5/1/2002
ISBN: 9780870136153    

224 Pages

Canadian rights only.
Distributed for Michigan State University Press


About the Book

In Who’s Having This Baby? five authors use multidisciplinary approaches to examine the birthing narratives from women between the ages of twenty and ninety-five. They present a variety of perspectives: that of a rhetorician, interested in power relations among all people involved in the birthing process; a historian, who exposes the history of how women’s bodies have been viewed and scripted according to the logic of an assembly line; a literary scholar, who explores the cultural losses caused by women’s silence on what it means to give birth; a scholar, who discusses the colonization practised on Native American women’s bodies when their birthing practices are divorced from their culture; and finally, a midwife, who discusses how incorporating women as partners rather than patients in the birthing process leads to significantly better outcomes for women during the birth experience.

About the Author(s)

Helen M. Sterk is at Calvin College.

The other authors are all at Marquette University.

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Related Topics

Gender Studies
Women's Studies

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