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Birthing the Nation Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons

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ISBN-10: 019954140X

ISBN-13: 9780199541409

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lisa Forman Cody

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How could the professional triumph of man-midwifery and contemporary tales of pregnant men, rabbit-breeding mothers, and meddling midwives in eighteenth-century Britain help construct the emergence of modern corporate and individual identities? By uncovering long-lost tales and artefacts aboutsexuality, birth, and popular culture, Lisa Forman Cody argues that Enlightenment Britons understood themselves and their relationship to others through their experiences and beliefs about the reproductive body. Birthing the Nation traces two intertwined narratives that shaped eighteenth-centuryBritish life: the development of the modern British nation, and the emergence of the male expert as the…    
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 374
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction
Mothers, Midwives, and Mysteries
Abortions, Witches, and Catholics: Reproduction and Revolution
'Is not your Lordship with child too?': Pregnant Fathers and Fathers of Science
Imagining Mothers
Breeding Scottish Obstetrics in Doctor Smellie's London
Revolutionary Bodies in the Britain of George III
Sex, Science, and Race
The State Takes Charge: Conceived, Consummated, and Counted
Epilogue