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Social Science Perspectives on Childbirth and Reproduction

About the Series

This book series includes single-authored, co-authored, and edited volumes based on qualitative (or a combination of qualitative and quantitative) research focused on childbirth-related issues, including those related to birth practitioners such as midwives (both professional and traditional), obstetricians, nurses, doulas, and others. It seeks new perspectives on functional and sustainable birth models and the challenges to their creation, as well as on obstetric violence, disrespect, and abuse, and their root causes. Single-case or comparative ethnographies on birth and other reproductive issues, from high-tech conceptions to normal pregnancy and birth, and including reproductive politics, are also welcome.

3 Series Titles

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Birthing Techno-Sapiens Human-Technology Co-Evolution and the Future of Reproduction

Birthing Techno-Sapiens: Human-Technology Co-Evolution and the Future of Reproduction

1st Edition


Edited By Robbie Davis-Floyd
March 31, 2021

This ground-breaking book challenges us to re-think ourselves as techno-sapiens—a new species we are creating as we continually co-evolve ourselves with our technologies. While some of its chapters are imaginary, they are all empirically grounded in ethnography and richly theorized from ...

Midwives in Mexico Situated Politics, Politically Situated

Midwives in Mexico: Situated Politics, Politically Situated

1st Edition

By Hanna Laako, Georgina Sánchez-Ramírez
February 26, 2021

This book presents the contemporary history and dynamics of Mexican midwifery - professional, (post)modern or autonomous, traditional and Indigenous - as profoundly political and embedded in differing societal stratifications. By situated politics, the authors refer to various networks, spaces and...

Birthing Models on the Human Rights Frontier Speaking Truth to Power

Birthing Models on the Human Rights Frontier: Speaking Truth to Power

1st Edition

Edited By Betty-Anne Daviss, Robbie Davis-Floyd
December 30, 2020

This book addresses the politics of global health and social justice issues around birth, focusing on dynamic communities that have chosen to speak truth to power by reforming dysfunctional health care systems or creating new ones outside the box. The chapters present models of childbirth at ...

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