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African American Midwifery in the South

Dialogues of Birth, Race, and Memory

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$81.50 • £65.95 • €73.50

ISBN 9780674008526

Publication Date: 11/30/1998


300 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • I. The Body Politic
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Midwives and the Body Politic
    • 3. Race and Regulation
    • 4. Race and Mortality
  • II. Authoritative Knowledge
    • 5. Nurses and Midwives in the Classroom
    • 6. The Logic of Prenatal Care
  • III. Memory and Experience
    • 7. On Silence and Memory
    • 8. Changed Bodies, Changed Communities
    • 9. The Social Context of Midwifery
    • 10. Pregnancy and Birthing
    • 11. The Postpartum
    • 12. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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