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Lauren . Ed(S): Dundes - The Manner Born. Birth Rites in Cross-cultural Perspective.  - 9780759102644 - V9780759102644
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The Manner Born. Birth Rites in Cross-cultural Perspective.

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Description for The Manner Born. Birth Rites in Cross-cultural Perspective. Hardback. Focuses on the rites of giving birth from a cross-cultural perspective. This book describes the many customs surrounding birth through infancy, such as attitudes and techniques in childbirth, and the influence of societal factors that differentiate Western from non-Western maternal birthing positions, the art of midwifery, and customs and beliefs. Editor(s): Dundes, Lauren. Num Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JHBT; JHMC; MBNH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 152 x 20. Weight in Grams: 454.
This essential collection on maternal and child health focuses on the rites of giving birth from a cross-cultural perspective. The distinguished list of contributors describe the many customs surrounding birth through infancy, highlighting a wide range of variation in practices across cultures. They discuss attitudes and techniques in childbirth, the interaction between human evolutionary form and birthing procedures, the influence of societal factors that differentiate Western from non-Western maternal birthing positions, and the art of midwifery. Also treated are less well-known areas of birthing such as the imagery of birthing, placenta rituals, and popular beliefs about the amniotic membrane called ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
AltaMira Press,U.S. United States
Number of pages
256
Condition
New
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
California, United States
ISBN
9780759102644
SKU
V9780759102644
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About Lauren . Ed(S): Dundes
Lauren Dundes is associate professor of sociology at McDaniel College. She teaches sociology, criminology and criminal justice, and medical sociology.

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