First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Robbie Davis-Floyd is a Research Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin. She is the author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (1992) and co-editor of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1997). Joseph Dumit is an NIMH Research Fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-editor of Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences, Technologies and Medicines (1997) and is assistant editor of Culture, Medicine and Society.
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