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African American Midwifery in the South Dialogues of Birth, Race, and Memory

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ISBN-10: 0674008529

ISBN-13: 9780674008526

Edition: 1998

Authors: Gertrude Jacinta Fraser

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Starting at the turn of the century, most African American midwives in the South were gradually excluded from reproductive health care. Gertrude Fraser shows how physicians, public health personnel, and state legislators mounted a campaign ostensibly to improve maternal and infant health, especially in rural areas. They brought traditional midwives under the control of a supervisory body, and eventually eliminated them. In the writings and programs produced by these physicians and public health officials, Fraser finds a universe of ideas about race, gender, the relationship of medicine to society, and the status of the South in the national political and social economies. Fraser also…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/30/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

The Body Politic
Midwives and the Body Politic
Race and Regulation
Race and Mortality
Authoritative Knowledge
Nurses and Midwives in the Classroom
The Logic of Prenatal Care
Memory and Experience
On Silence and Memory
Changed Bodies, Changed Communities
The Social Context of Midwifery
Pregnancy and Birthing
The Postpartum