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Women confined

Women confined Author Ann Oakley
ISBN-10 UOM:39015000298458
Release 1980-04
Pages 334
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Women confined has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Women confined also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Women confined book for free.

The Social Context of Birth

The Social Context of Birth Author Caroline Squire
ISBN-10 1857755545
Release 2003-01
Pages 319
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Providing an understanding of the impact of social circumstance on women giving birth, their babies and families in the 21st century, this title explains to midwives and other health professionals how social issues, such as domestic violence, race and poverty, can affect the birth progress. It features contributions from experienced midwives and professionals with relevant academic backgrounds and examines new reproductive technologies in this context.

Childbirth Across Cultures

Childbirth Across Cultures Author Helaine Selin
ISBN-10 9048125995
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 314
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This book will explore the childbirth process through globally diverse perspectives in order to offer a broader context with which to think about birth. We will address multiple rituals and management models surrounding the labor and birth process from communities across the globe. Labor and birth are biocultural events that are managed in countless ways. We are particularly interested in the notion of power. Who controls the pregnancy and the birth? Is it the hospital, the doctor, or the in-laws, and in which cultures does the mother have the control? These decisions, regarding place of birth, position, who receives the baby and even how the mother may or may not behave during the actual delivery, are all part of the different ways that birth is conducted. One chapter of the book will be devoted to midwives and other birth attendants. There will also be chapters on the Evolution of Birth, on Women’s Birth Narratives, and on Child Spacing and Breastfeeding. This book will bring together global research conducted by professional anthropologists, midwives and doctors who work closely with the individuals from the cultures they are writing about, offering a unique perspective direct from the cultural group.

Sociology for Midwives

Sociology for Midwives Author Carol Kingdon
ISBN-10 9781856424936
Release 2014-09-22
Pages 271
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This book introduces key topics from sociology which are relevant to midwifery audiences. Introductions to the classical theorists and the more recent sociological perspectives that shape contemporary sociology are presented in the context of their applicability to midwifery practice. Complex sociological debates are presented in a simple manner, applying theory to clinical practice.

Choice Control and Contemporary Childbirth

Choice  Control  and Contemporary Childbirth Author Julie Jomeen
ISBN-10 9781846192371
Release 2010
Pages 164
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Choice, Control and Contemporary Childbirth explores the narrative childbirth experiences of a group of women, outlining current policy and providing an overview of the relevant discourses to which women are exposed when making choices for maternity care. --From publisher's description.

Midwives Research and Childbirth

Midwives  Research and Childbirth Author Sarah Robinson
ISBN-10 9781489931191
Release 2013-11-11
Pages 244
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This volume is the first in a series which brings together studies of par ticular relevance to the care provided by midwives for childbearing women and their families. The series is intended primarily for midwives but we hope that other health professionals involved in the maternity services, as well as those who use the services, will also find the series interesting and useful. In undertaking this venture we have been fortunate in the support received from colleagues, friends and family. In particular we would like to thank the following: the editorial and production staff at Chapman and Hall in London for encouragement and advice; all the authors who have contributed to the series; colleagues at both the Nursing Research Unit, London University and the Department of Nursing Studies, Manchester University; and Paul and Rachel Robinson. This first volume is dedicated to Anne Bent, formerly Director of Education at the Royal College of Midwives and then Professional Officer for Midwifery at the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. Always conscious of the need for midwifery to become a research-based profession and for midwives to be aware of the importance of research, she has made a major contri bution to initiating and facilitating developments in both these respects.

Women Voicing Resistance

Women Voicing Resistance Author Suzanne McKenzie-Mohr
ISBN-10 9781136206566
Release 2014-03-26
Pages 212
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Feminist scholars have demonstrated how ‘dominant discourses’ and ‘master narratives’ frequently reflect patriarchal influence, thereby distorting and depoliticizing women’s storying of their own lives. In this groundbreaking volume a number of internationally recognized researchers, working across a range of disciplines, provide a detailed examination of women’s attempts to counter-story their lives when prevailing discourses are unhelpful or, indeed, harmful. As such, it is an exploration of women’s agency and resistance, which highlights the challenges and complexities of such discursive work. The chapters explore women’s resistance across a wide range of experiences, including: intimate partner violence, casual sex, depression, premenstrual change, disordered eating, lesbian identity, women’s work in male-dominated spaces, rape, and child birth. Each chapter combines theoretical analyses with illuminating first-hand accounts, and elaborates practical implications that provide directions for individual and social change. Providing an incisive and comprehensive exploration of discourse, oppression and resistance, that cuts across domains of women’s everyday lives, Women Voicing Resistance will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners in the fields of psychology, gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, and social work.

Sociology in Nursing and Healthcare

Sociology in Nursing and Healthcare Author Hannah Cooke
ISBN-10 9780443101557
Release 2008
Pages 232
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This introductory text has been designed to discuss those aspects of sociology which are most relevant to nursing and health care. Divided into three sections, the text covers sociology, nursing and everyday life as well as the healthcare system and the experience of illness.

Midwifery and the Medicalization of Childbirth

Midwifery and the Medicalization of Childbirth Author Edwin R. Van Teijlingen
ISBN-10 1594540314
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 393
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This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalization of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organization of this book: that the conception of midwifery must be broadened to encompass a sociological perspective; and that the ongoing trend toward the medicalization of midwifery is crucial to an understanding of the historical, current, and future status of midwifery. By medicalization of childbirth and midwifery the author mean the increasing tendency for women to prefer a hospital delivery to a home delivery, the increasing trend toward the use of technology and clinical intervention in childbirth, and the determination of medical practitioners to confine the role played by midwives in pregnancy and childbirth, if any, to a purely subordinate one.

The Ann Oakley Reader

The Ann Oakley Reader Author Ann Oakley
ISBN-10 9781861346919
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 306
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This book brings together edited extracts from classic texts by the internationally renowned feminist sociologist, Ann Oakley. Edited and selected by the author herself, it starts with work first published in the early 1970s. Ann Oakley's research and writing on sex and gender, housework, motherhood, women's health, and social science, have enormously influenced the thinking of many inside and beyond social science, and have helped to shape the academic study of women and gender right up to the present day. Many of Oakley's early works are out of print and this collection makes them available again. There are extracts from pioneering studies such as "Sex, Gender and Society", "The Sociology of Housework", "From Here to Maternity and Women Confined", presented alongside some of Ann Oakley's more recent reflections on methodology, scientific method and research practice. The book illustrates how Oakley's thinking has evolved over a period in which much in the field of gender and women's studies has changed. Each section of the book is prefaced by Oakley's reflections on how her original studies relate to more recent research and theoretical perspectives.There are many points of intersection with modern debates about how (and whether) to 'do' gender and what terms such as 'women' and 'men' really mean. The result is a valuable commentary on thirty years' work on women, gender and social science methodology which will be of interest to many, especially undergraduate and A-level students, as well as all those grappling with current issues about the past and future of work in the contested areas of gender, women's studies and feminist social science. Contents: General introduction; Part 1: Sex and gender: Introduction; Extracts from Sex, Gender and Society; introduction; the biology of sex; sex and gender; the learning of gender roles; the future of sex differences; Extracts from Subject Women; genes and gender; a kind of person; childhood lessons; Part 2: Housework and family life: Introduction; Extracts from The Sociology of Housework; introduction; images of housework; work conditions; standards and routines; marriage and the division of labour; Extract from Subject Women; domestic work; Extract from Housewife; women and industrialization and two of the interviews in chapter 6; Extract from Becoming a Mother; domestic politics; Part 3: Childbirth and motherhood: Introduction; Extracts from Becoming a Mother; introduction; the agony and the ecstasy; learning the language of the child; lessons learnt; Extracts from Women Confined; medical maternity cases; reproduction and change; losses and gains; mistakes and mystiques; Extracts from What is Feminism; edited version of feminism, motherhood and medicine - who cares?; Part 4: Doing social science: Introduction; Extract from The Sociology of Housework; the invisible woman: sexism in sociology; Extract from Women Confined; the sociological unimagination; Extracts from Housewife; myths of woman's place: the division of labour by sex; myths of woman's place: motherhood; Extract from Becoming a Mother: endnote; Extract from Doing Feminist Research ~ Helen Roberts; edited version of interviewing women: a contradiction in terms; Extract from Women's Health Counts ~ Helen Roberts; edited version of some problems with the scientific method and good research practice.

Battleground M Z

Battleground  M Z Author Amy Lind
ISBN-10 0313340390
Release 2008
Pages 662
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Contains ninety-seven alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about women's studies topics, such as abortion, bisexuality, childcare, glass ceiling, nationalism, religion, sex work, and welfare reform.

Situating Sadness

Situating Sadness Author Janet M. Stoppard
ISBN-10 9780814708552
Release 2003-05-01
Pages 228
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It is well known that depression occurs more often in women than in men. It is the most commonly encountered mental health problem among women and ranks overall as one of the most important women's health problems. Researchers have studied depression a great deal, yet women's depression has rarely been the primary focus. The contexts of women's lives which might contribute to their depression are not often addressed by the mental health establishment, which tends to focus on biological factors. Situating Sadness sheds light on the influence of sociocultural factors, such as economic distress, child-bearing or child-care difficulties, or feelings of powerlessness which may play a significant role, and points to the importance of context for understanding women’s depression. Situating Sadness draws on research in the United States and other parts of the world to look at depression through the eyes of women, exploring what being depressed is like in diverse social and cultural circumstances. It demonstrates that understanding depression requires close attention to the social context in which women become depressed.

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

Encyclopedia of Motherhood Author Andrea O'Reilly
ISBN-10 9781452266299
Release 2010-04-06
Pages 1520
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To request a free 30-day online trial to this product, visit In the last decade the topic of motherhood has emerged as a distinct and established field of scholarly inquiry. A cursory review of motherhood research reveals that hundreds of scholarly articles have been published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable. The first ever on the topic, this Encyclopedia of Motherhood helps to both demarcate motherhood as a scholarly field and an academic discipline and to direct its future development. With more than 700 entries, these three volumes provide information on the central terms, concepts, topics, issues, themes, debates, theories, and texts of this new discipline. Further, the encyclopedia examines the topic of motherhood in various contexts such as history and geography and by academic discipline. Key Features Provides an overview of the topic of motherhood in many and diverse disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, psychology and philosophy Examines the meaning and experience of motherhood in many time periods from classic civilizations to present day Includes an entry for all the influential theorists of maternal scholarship from the pioneering theories to the more recent writings Covers issues and events of our current times including entries on the mommy blog, the motherhood memoir, terrorism, reproductive technologies, HIV/AIDS, and LGBT families Explores geographical, cultural, and ethnic diversity with an entry for almost every country in the world as well as entries on lesbian, immigrant, adoptive, single, nonresidential, young, poor mothers and mothers with disabilities Key Themes History of Motherhood Issues in Motherhood Motherhood and Family Motherhood and Health Motherhood and Society Motherhood Around the World Motherhood in the United States Motherhood Studies Prominent Mothers In human society, few institutions are as important as motherhood, and this unique encyclopedia captures the interdisciplinary foundation of the subject in one convenient reference. The scope of the Encyclopedia of Motherhood is focused on providing a comprehensive resource to understanding the complexities of motherhood for academic and public libraries, written by scholars and institutional experts in the social and behavioral sciences.

Psychiatric Consultation in Childbirth Settings

Psychiatric Consultation in Childbirth Settings Author Ronald L. Cohen
ISBN-10 9781468454390
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 298
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The primary purposes of this volume are: 1. To provide mental health practitioners with a current overview of our knowledge about normal parental development during pregnancy and its relation to fetal development, with particular emphasis on the impact of acute and chronic stress on these developmental processes. 2. To provide an understanding of the general state of the field of pregnancy and childbirth care both in conventional health systems and in alternative options. 3. To provide an understanding of models of consultation and liaison that are adapt ed to the special conditions of pregnancy and childbirth care, as contrasted to the more traditional modes that characterize these activities in medical and surgical hospitals. If there prove to be secondary gains as a result of pursuing these goals, so much the better. The most desirable of these would be a heightening of awareness of the mental health needs of "pregnant families" and of the risks they incur in transition from non parenthood to parenthood, and a more effective level of primary and secondary prevention of childhood mental disorders. These latter goals are more global and perhaps even a bit grandiose. Their attainment could only be documented through a series of carefully designed research projects aimed at measuring long-range developmental outcome in children and families who have experienced appropriate and early intervention during the pregnancy period.

Giving Birth in Canada 1900 1950

Giving Birth in Canada  1900 1950 Author Wendy Mitchinson
ISBN-10 0802084710
Release 2002
Pages 430
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A fascinating account of childbirth rituals in the first half of the twentieth century from the initial diagnosis of pregnancy,though childbirth ? who was present, and where it took place ? to the definition of what constituted a normal birth.

The Midwife Mother Relationship

The Midwife Mother Relationship Author Mavis Kirkham
ISBN-10 9781137132765
Release 2010-09-15
Pages 296
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Covering completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. It remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations.

Son Preference

Son Preference Author Navtej K. Purewal
ISBN-10 9781847887535
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 160
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The preference for male children transcends many societies and cultures, making it an issue of local and global dimensions. While son preference is not a new phenomenon and has existed historically in many parts of Asia, its contemporary expressions illustrate the gendered outcomes of social power relations as they interact and intersect with culture, economy and technologies. Son Preference brings together key debates on the subject of son preference by assessing existing work in the field and providing new insights through primary research. The book covers a broad range of social science discussions and draws upon textual and ethnographic material from India. Son Preference will be useful to students, scholars, activists and anyone interested in the issues surrounding gender inequity, sex selection and skewed sex ratios.