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    DescriptionWhy do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth--routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed these questions in the 1992 edition. Her new preface to this 2003 edition of a book that has been read, applauded, and loved by women all over the world, makes it clear that the issues surrounding childbirth remain as controversial as ever.

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    Birth as an American Rite of Passage
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    By (author) Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520229327
    ISBN 10: 0520229320

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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    4 tables, 1 line drawing
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    15 March 2004
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    Author Information
    Robbie Davis-Floyd is Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin and is coeditor of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (California, 1997).
    Review quote
    "[Davis-Floyd] is a respectful listener who has encouraged her subjects to speak honestly about a complex experience. Consequently, even skeptical readers of the fascinating stories she has gathered should be prompted to reflect on the meaning of their own or their partners' experience of birth. . . . I admire, without reservation, the generous, critical, passionate spirit that animates this book."--Sara Ruddick, "New York Times Book Review"
    Back cover copy
    "I can say without hesitation that in the 36 years I have been helping childbearing women, there is only a handful of books that have had a great cultural impact. This is one of them."--Roberta M. Scaer, Editor of "Genesis"