Birth as an American rite of passage

By Davis-Floyd, Robbie

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ISBN
978-0-52007-439-2
Publisher
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1992.


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Reviewed on August 1, 1992

Davis-Floyd has written a brilliant feminist analysis of childbirth rites of passage in American culture. These rites, she argues, take away women's power over their bodies, naturally designed to bring life into the world, and for no physiological reason give it to the medical system. She believes that society, intimidated by women's ability to give birth...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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