Bibliographic Details

Reading birth and death : a history of obstetric thinking / by Jo Murphy-Lawless.

Author / Creator Murphy-Lawless, Jo
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998.
Description 343 pages ; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Obstetrics -- History.
Obstetrics.
History.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3960494
ISBN 0253334756
9780253334756
0253212588
9780253212580
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-332) and index.
Summary This book makes an important contribution to the fields of obstetrics, midwifery, childbirth education, sociology of the body, cultural studies and women's studies.
Table of Contents:
  • 1.
  • Women, Power and Obstetric Rationality
  • 2.
  • Obstetric Pairings and Knowledge Formation
  • 3.
  • Body, Power, Death: The Problem of Puerperal Fever
  • 4.
  • Calculating Life and Death: The Risk-Death Pairing
  • 5.
  • The Production of Norms in Labour: Active Management
  • 6.
  • Reading Birth and Death.