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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.,
  • United States

Subjects:

  • Childbirth -- Social aspects -- United States,
  • Childbirth -- United States -- Psychological aspects,
  • Rites and ceremonies -- United States,
  • Holistic Health,
  • Labor,
  • Pregnancy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-368) and index.

StatementRobbie E. Davis-Floyd.
SeriesComparative studies of health systems and medical care
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRG518.U5 D38 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 382 p. :
Number of Pages382
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1700192M
ISBN 100520074394
LC Control Number92000402

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Book Description: "Birthing Fathers is a groundbreaking anthropological and sociological analysis of American fatherhood and men's role in birthing."—Robbie Davis-Floyd, author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage "Treating birth as ritual, Reed makes clever use of his anthropological expertise, qualitative data, and personal experience to.   Birth is a chance for a woman to travel to the deepest level of her being. After all, it is said that giving birth consciously is equivalent to 7 years of meditation. When respected as the rite of passage that it truly is, giving birth can be an opportunity for a woman to enter into states that enlightened masters speak of. Birth is an ideal candidate for ritualization of this sort, and is, in fact, used in many societies as a model for structuring other rites of passage. The book analyzes the technocratic method of birth, its cultural variations and alternatives, and obstetric training and women's experiences in Western culture. It covers ritual and how it is used in obstetrics, and compares the technocratic and hol Author: Robbie Davis-Floyd.