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The Midwife and Society : Perspectives, Policies and Practice - Sheila C. Hunt

The Midwife and Society

Perspectives, Policies and Practice

Paperback Published: 25th September 1996
ISBN: 9780333630389
Number Of Pages: 264

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Applying sociological theories to midwifery practice, this clear and accessible book offers a broad review of relevant social policies and their philosophy and effects especially on child-bearing women, as well as exploring the social meaning of concepts such as motherhood, fatherhood, professionalisation and the role of the state.

List of figures
List of tables
Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Sociological Theory Applied to Midwiferyp. 1
What is sociology?p. 3
Social divisions and patterns of inequalityp. 22
Sociological perspectives on 'the family' and communityp. 59
Social aspects of pregnancy and childbirthp. 83
Social aspects of motherhoodp. 101
Social Policy, Women and Professionalisationp. 125
Social policy, family and communityp. 127
Women and social policyp. 154
Power, professionalisation and midwiferyp. 182
Conclusionsp. 214
Referencesp. 215
Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9780333630389
ISBN-10: 0333630386
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 25th September 1996
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 15