Birth as an American Rite of Passage is a book written by Robbie Davis-Floyd and published in 1992.
Birth as an American Rite of Passage is a book written by Robbie Davis-Floyd and published in 1992. It introduces the theme of technocratic medicine as a form of indoctrination into America's patriarchal culture.
is a respectful listener who has encouraged her subjects to speak honestly about a complex experience. Robbie Davis-Floyd does a great job in documenting how we've come to this point in our history from an anthropologist point of view. Consequently, even skeptical readers of the fascinating stories she has gathered should be prompted to reflect on the meaning of their own or their partners' experience of birth. 4 people found this helpful.
Robbie Davis-Floyd brings about a sharp beam of light into the world of American birth and the various ways our culture allows it. She is a midwife and a childbirth educator and started this book as a social science study.
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Home Browse Books Book details, Birth as an American Rite of Passage. Birth as an American Rite of Passage. By Robbie E. Davis-Floyd. Given the volumes of scientific evidence showing that standard obstetrical procedures do more harm than good, why do they continue to be used?
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The revision involves conducting new interviews with people who have given birth in the US between 2009 and 2016.
Автор: Davis-Floyd Robbie E. Название: Birth as an American Rite of Passage Издательство: Wiley .
Robbie Davis-Floyd argues that these obstetrical procedures are rituals that reflect a cultural belief in the superiority of. .this is a very important book
Robbie Davis-Floyd argues that these obstetrical procedures are rituals that reflect a cultural belief in the superiority of science over nature. this is a very important book. it may be a little heavy on the (anthropological) jargon for some people but it is worth it. it's an eye-opening study of the medicalization of birth in our culture and it's really interesting, upsetting, and informative. she includes many interviews with women who have birthed in hospitals and obstetricians describing their.
Davis-Floyd writes that birth as a rite of passage incorporates three stages that are essential to this process of symbolism. Obstetric procedures act as rituals for pregnant women and medical personnel with intention to improve attitudes for all individuals involved in the birthing process. For example, when the woman is hooked up to an IV machine, there is a feeling of security that occurs. Critics said that it had the potential to grab the attention of health and social science professionals.