Childbirth and authoritative knowledge

cross-cultural perspectives

Publisher: University of California Press in Berkeley

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Birth customs,
  • Childbirth -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Carolyn F. Sargent ; with a foreword by Rayna Rapp.
    ContributionsDavis-Floyd, Robbie., Sargent, Carolyn Fishel, 1947-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGT2460 .C37 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 510 p. :
    Number of Pages510
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1008309M
    ISBN 100520206258, 0520207858
    LC Control Number96048263

  Understanding the main values and beliefs that might promote humanized birth practices in the specialized hospitals requires articulating the theoretical knowledge of the social and cultural characteristics of the childbirth field and the relations between these and the institution. This paper aims to provide a conceptual framework allowing examination of childbirth practices through the lens Cited by: Book Review: Davies-Floyd E, Sargent C F, Eds. Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge. Los Angeles, University of California Press, Journal of Advancement in Medicine vol pages – ()Cite this article. A Hmong Birth and Authoritative Knowledge: A Case study of choice, control, and the reproductive consequences of refugee status in American childbirth by Faith Nibbs, Hmong Studies Journal, migrants fleeing violence are prepared for their destination of ultimate freedom (Mortland, ).   Best cheeky pregnancy book: The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People by Jordan Reid and Erin Williams. If a sentimental pregnancy book isn’t quite your thing, this activity book just might be. It’s chock-full of irreverent journal-entry ideas, pictures to color, silly pregnancy-themed Mad Libs and mazes, baby knowledge quizzes and.

One key concept in medical sociology/anthropology for the analysis of approaches to health and illness is the medical model. However, this medical model is not only applied at the analytical level, i.e. as a sociological tool, but it also appeals to health service providers at a practical level as a model of working practice. This paper challenges the uncritical use of the medical model by. GUESTS: Dorothy Wertz Author, Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America [Yale Univ. Press, ] Senior Scientist, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in the Social Science, Ethics and Law Department. Childbirth classes are often recommended in the last trimester of pregnancy — but anytime before you go into labor would be helpful. You can take classes earlier in pregnancy if you feel that you need more time to build your confidence and knowledge.   Jordan, Brigette () 'Authoritative Knowledge and its Construction', pp. in Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, and Carolyn F. Sargent (eds) Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Google ScholarCited by:

Description. The International Journal of Childbirth (IJCB), a quarterly publication of Springer Publishing Company.. The IJCB is listed in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index. The mission of IJCB is to disseminate original research, theoretical insights, case studies, and authoritative opinions that enhance our reader’s evidence-based safe practice in prenatal, antepartal.

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Authoritative knowledge refers to the dominant accepted theory (usually the Western medical tradition and dependent on technology) and how its acceptance translates into customs and practices surrounding birth.5/5(4).

The anthropology of birth came into being after the publication of Brigitte Jordan's Birth in Four Cultures.

To date, Jordan's is still the only anthropological book in print that unites information on birth in diverse cultures under one cover-a gap in the literature that Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge will : $ Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge offers first-hand ethnographic research conducted by anthropologists in sixteen different societies and cultures and includes the interdisciplinary perspectives of a social psychologist, a sociologist, an epidemiologist, a staff member of the World Health Organization, and a community midwife.

About the Book Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge is certain to follow Jordan's Birth in Four Cultures as the definitive volume in the rapidly expanding field of the anthropology of birth.

About the Book About the Author Table of Contents Awards Learn More Related Books. Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge offers first-hand ethnographic research conducted by anthropologists in sixteen different societies and cultures and includes the interdisciplinary 5/5(1). Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge offers first-hand ethnographic research conducted by anthropologists in sixteen different societies and cultures and includes the interdisciplinary perspectives of a social psychologist, a sociologist, an epidemiologist, a staff member of the World Health Organization, and a community midwife/5(38).

authoritative knowledge in childbirth, describes the difficulties of documenting and disseminating findings from objective studies of biomedical interventions and the ostracism he experi- enced.

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Davis-Floyd,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(37). Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives is a collection of anthropological essays that study birth and authoritative knowledge across sixteen different cultures that was published in in the Journal of Gender Studies.

This collection is edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Carolyn Sargent. The book opens with a foreword by Rayna Rapp. The book examines in detail, the various. Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives:Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction: the anthropology of birth / Robbie Davis-Floyd and Carolyn F. Sargent --Authoritative knowledge and its construction / Brigitte Jordan --An evolutionary perspective on authoritative knowledge about birth / Wenda R.

Trevathan. Presents ethnography on childbirth in 16 cultures through the analytical lens of Brigitte Jordan’s concept of authoritative knowledge—the knowledge that counts in a given situation. This book received the award for “Most Enduring Edited Collection” from the Council on Anthropology and Reproduction, Authoritative Knowledge and Its Construction (pp.

) Please note: This reading and "An evolutionary perspective on authoritative knowledge about birth" below have been combined in this PDF Author(s) B Jordon Page startIs part of Book Title Childbirth and authoritative knowledge Date Publisher University of California. The authors' focus on authoritative knowledge - the knowledge that counts, on the basis of which decisions are made and actions taken - highlights the vast differences between birthing systems that give authority of knowing to women and their communities and those that invest it in experts and machines.

The Role of the Midwife: Time for a Review. omist Schumacher wrote a seminal book on eco- Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.

Buy Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Carolyn F. Sargent from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones. authoritative knowledge (which he refers to as "uncoerced legitimacy") to three sources: charismatic (intuitive), rational-legal (ratiocinative), and traditional (ex- perience).

I believe these authors have identified three key sources of authoritative knowledge and that a balance of the three is what is needed in the birthplace.

In their edited collection, Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd and Carolyn F. Sargent praised the book for focusing "anthropological attention on childbirth as a subject worthy of in-depth ethnographic fieldwork and cross-cultural comparison, and that inspired many others to enter the field.".

Here's the fully revised and updated new edition of the only comprehensive book on childbirth education. Edited by two well-known educators and practitioners, it provides authoritative, research-based coverage of all of the theoretical and practical knowledge in this es a full range of topics that encompass pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and early parenting,/5.

Download Childbirth And Authoritative Knowledge Book or Ebook File with PDF Epub Audio and Full format File Author by: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd Languange Used: English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese Page: Isbn: Identifier: Release: ‘Intuition as authoritative knowledge in midwifery and home birth’, in Davis-Floyd, R.

and Sargent, C. (eds.), Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Berkeley: University of Cited by: For additional information on culture and childbirth, two books worth reading are Birth in Four Cultures: A Crosscultural Investigation of Childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden, and the United States, a classic work by Brigitte Jordan; and Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, by Robbie E.

Davis-Floyd and Carolyn Cited by: 8. Davis, A. () Women, Race and York: Random House. Davis, D. A., & Craven, C. Feminist ethnography: Thinking through methodologies, challenges.

Sources of knowledge surrounding a major life event such as childbirth are manifold. Women come to pregnancy with ideas and information acquired since childhood, and a majority of first-time, middle-class mothers attend childbirth classes conducted within the hospital setting (Lamaze International, ).Expectant mothers have come to rely on television programs and childbirth classes to Cited by: The Production of Authoritative Knowledge in American Prenatal Care Author(s): C.

H. Browner and Nancy Press Source: Medical Anthropology Quarterly, New Series, Vol. 10, No. 2, The Social Production of Authoritative Knowledge in Pregnancy and Childbirth (Jun., ), pp.

Jordan (), a renowned anthropologist, extensively studied authoritative knowledge in childbirth. She and two English researchers (Fleming, ; Stewart, ) have described the difficulty in the obstetrical arena where two types of authoritative knowledge grounded in different professions are utilised to care for women.

Medicine believes Cited by: