Brought to Bed (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
312
Utgivningsdatum
2017-01-26
Upplaga
30 Anniversary ed
Förlag
OUP USA
Illustrationer
25 illus.
Dimensioner
215 x 139 x 12 mm
Vikt
371 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780190264123
Brought to Bed (häftad)

Brought to Bed

Childbearing in America, 1750-1950, 30th Anniversary Edition

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This classic work reveals how childbirth has changed from colonial times to the present, including a new preface that discusses writings on the subject over the past three decades.
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Fran Bigman, Time Literary Supplement Serena Williams's childbirth experience... reminds us that even today, even privileged and healthy women must deal not only with medical problems but also with medical professionals who disregard their own bodily knowledge. Judith Walzer Leavitt's Brought to Bed, first published just over three decades ago and recently reissued as a thirtieth anniversary edition with a new preface that considers changing ideas about how to write the history of gender,
reminds us that women have always faced these struggles, while showing us how they supported each other and fought for change... Leavitt uncovers details and voices that still make the book worth reading


W. R. Penman, M.D. and D. I. Lansing, M.D., Obstetrics Society of Philadelphia Certainly the most authoritative medical historical text on the subject in America at this time.


Regina Markell Morantz-Sanchez, University of California, Los Angeles In this groundbreaking study...Leavitt has given the history of childbirth back to women. An elegant, sensitive, and fascinating book!


Journal of the American Medical Women's Association A superb book for anyone interested in birthing, obstetrics, or even just the history of women in the United States.


Newsday A strong and sensitive contribution to understanding the (supine) position of today's childbearing woman.


The Women's Review of Books An absorbing, richly-documented and well-argued explanation of how childbirth moved from the home to the hospital....[Its] broad conception, its balance, and its basic commitment to reconstituting the voices of women make it a classic in women's history writing.


Carl N. Degler, The New Republic A book for men as well as women....Clearly written and persuasively documented.


Isis In this impressive history Judith Walzer Leavitt examines centuries of childbirth experiences and analyzes how and why changes occurred....There can be no question...about the importance of this excellent study.


Medical Humanities Review A significant achievement....Certain to become a model for the new medical history, and for feminist scholarship as well.


Journal of Nurse-Midwifery Like a good chocolate dessert, Brought to Bed is rich and filling.


Reviews in American History A masterful examination of the competing medical, social, and intellectual forces that shaped modern obstetric practice....A wonderful book that gives new direction to the history of women and health.


W. R. Penman, M.D. and D. I. Lansing, M.D., Obstetrics Society of Philadelphia Certainly the most authoritative medical historical text on the subject in America at this time.


Regina Markell Morantz-Sanchez, University of California, Los Angeles In this groundbreaking study...Leavitt has given the history of childbirth back to women. An elegant, sensitive, and fascinating book!


Journal of the American Medical Women's Association A super...

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Judith Walzer Leavitt is Rupple Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin. She is the author of The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform, Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health, and Make Room For Daddy: The Journey from the Waiting Room to the Delivery Room.

Innehållsförteckning

Preface to 30th Anniversary Edition Introduction 1 "Under the Shadow of Maternity": Childbirth and Women's Lives in America 2 "Science" Enters the Birthing Room: The Impact of Physician Obstetrics 3 "Overcivilization and Maternity": Differences in Women's Childbirth Experiences 4 "Only a Woman Can Know": The Role of Gender in the Birthing Room 5 "The Greatest Blessing of This Age": Pain Relief in Obstetrics 6 Why Women Suffer So: Meddlesome Midwifery and Scrupulous Cleanliness 7 "Alone Among Strangers": Birth Moves to the Hospital 8 Decision-Making and the Process of Change Epilogue Notes Chronology of Events in Childbirth History Glossary of Medical Terms Index