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.
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 ...
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...
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 ...