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    DescriptionHow does pregnancy and childbirth affect women's lives? How do we understand the connections between the biological and social processes that shape experiences of pregnancy and childbirth? What influences contemporary approaches to maternity care and midwifery education? This book explores contemporary issues around pregnancy and childbirth using a feminist sociological approach. Becoming pregnant and giving birth are seen here as complex social processes. The book therefore goes beyond biological accounts of pregnancy and childbirth to examine these social processes. The biological and the social are seen as linked together. Knowledge, power, identity and the body are key concepts in the book and important for understanding the relationship between the biological and social. Written in a clear, accessible style the text will assist nurses, midwives and the caring professions to use sociological ideas and theories. It is divided into four parts that look at ways of knowing, the professionals, constructing identities and women's bodies. In the conclusion the author discusses the implications of adopting a feminist and sociological approach to health care practice. "Social Perspectives on Pregnancy and Childbirth" has been designed for use as a key text on a range of pre-registration and post-registration degree courses for nurses and midwives, and is suitable for use on a range of undergraduate programmes in social science and health studies.


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    Title
    Social Perspectives on Pregnancy and Childbirth for Midwives, Nurses and the Caring Professions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julie Kent
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780335199112
    ISBN 10: 0335199119
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MBP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 618.2
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    BISAC V2.8: MED058120
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: MQD, JHBF
    DC21: 362.1982
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RG556 .K46 2000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: JHBK, MBP, MQD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    facsimiles
    Publisher
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Julie Kent is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has a nursing background and completed a PhD about midwifery education. She is co-editor of Women, Research and Careers. Her current research is on human implant technologies.
    Table of contents
    Series editor's preface Part one: The biological and the social The biological and the social Who knows best? Competing approaches to childbirth Part two: The professionals Educating the professionals Midwifery as 'women's work' Part three: Constructing identities Women as mothers Sexual identities Part four: Women's bodies Reproductive technologies and the new genetics Imaging bodies Changing childbirth, changing the future? References Index.