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No Alternative Childbirth, Citizenship, and Indigenous Culture in Mexico

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ISBN-10: 1477316779

ISBN-13: 9781477316771

Edition: 2018

Authors: Rosalynn A. Vega

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Recent anthropological scholarship on new midwifery centers on how professional midwives in various countries are helping women reconnect with nature, teaching them to trust in their bodies, respecting women's choices, and fighting for women's right to birth as naturally as possible. In No Alternative, Rosalynn A. Vega uses ethnographic accounts of natural birth practices in Mexico to complicate these narratives about new midwifery and illuminate larger questions of female empowerment, citizenship, and the commodification of indigenous culture, by showing how alternative birth actually reinscribes traditional racial and gender hierarchies. Vega contrasts the vastly different birthing…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/14/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.90" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.990