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The Social Meaning of Midwifery - Sheila Hunt

The Social Meaning of Midwifery

Paperback Published: 7th December 1994
ISBN: 9780333608777
Number Of Pages: 192

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`This book is fascinating.' - Jill Cohen, International Journal of Midwifery `Sheila Hunt, in her observational study of labour ward culture shows us as we are.' - MIDIRS Midwifery Digest `I foresee it becoming a vadet mecum for all those involved in the provision of intrapartum care, wherever that may take place.' - Jeanne Taylor, Midwives Many books exist illustrating the power structure of the medical professional, which is male gendered, and its significance for women within this. No study has so far tackled the relationship between women as child birth professionals and women as mothers. The attitude of the midwife towards the labour ward is examined. How the mother is marginalised by the managerial role taken on by the midwife towards the production process (childbirth) and the object of production (child) is the main focus of this book. The stream of feminist orientation, which is said to run through a section of the midwifery profession, is examined.

'This book is fascinating.' - Jill Cohen, International Journal of Midwifery 'Sheila Hunt, in her observational study of labour ward culture shows us as we are.' - MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 'I foresee it becoming a vadet mecum for all those involved in the provision of intrapartum care, wherever that may take place.' - Jeanne Taylor, Midwives

Acknowledgements Introduction PART 1: THE SITE OF THE LABOUR PROCESS PART 2: THE MANAGEMENT OF LABOUR PART 3: ETHNOGRAPHY: TREATING THE FAMILIAR AS STRANGE PART 4: SOME ASPECTS OF LABOUR WARD CULTURE PART 5: ALL IN A DAY'S WORK PART 6: ORGANISATION AND CONTROL PART 7: SHIFTS AND HANDOVERS PART 8: REFLECTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS References Index

ISBN: 9780333608777
ISBN-10: 0333608771
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th December 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.7 x 23.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 11