The Social Meaning of Midwifery

  • Sheila C. Hunt
  • Anthea Symonds
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sheila C. Hunt, Anthea Symonds
    Pages 1-17
  3. Sheila C. Hunt, Anthea Symonds
    Pages 18-37
  4. Sheila C. Hunt, Anthea Symonds
    Pages 38-54
  5. Sheila C. Hunt, Anthea Symonds
    Pages 55-74
  6. Sheila C. Hunt, Anthea Symonds
    Pages 75-95
  7. Sheila C. Hunt, Anthea Symonds
    Pages 96-112
  8. Sheila C. Hunt, Anthea Symonds
    Pages 113-137
  9. Sheila C. Hunt, Anthea Symonds
    Pages 138-154
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 155-171

About this book

Introduction

Many books exist illustrating the power structure of the medical professional, which is male gendered, and its significance for women within this. No study has so far tackled the relationship between women as child birth professionals and women as mothers. The attitude of the midwife towards the labour ward is examined. How the mother is marginalised by the managerial role taken on by the midwife towards the production process (childbirth) and the object of production (child) is the main focus of this book. The stream of feminist orientation, which is said to run through a section of the midwifery profession, is examined.

Keywords

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) birth child management production women

Authors and affiliations

  • Sheila C. Hunt
    • 1
  • Anthea Symonds
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nursing and MidwiferyUniversity of WalesSwanseaUK
  2. 2.University of WalesSwanseaUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13411-3
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-60877-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13411-3
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