The Journey of Becoming a Mother Among Women in Northern Thailand

The Journey of Becoming a Mother Among Women in Northern Thailand

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The Journey of Becoming a Mother Among Women in Northern Thailand is the first book-length study of childbearing and motherhood in Thailand. Informed by both anthropology and women's studies, Pranee Liamputtong draws sharp distinctions between the practices of the East and those of the West. Covering virtually every aspect of childbirth and upbringing, this book also examines how women try to adapt to changes - social, economical, and political - that affect their motherhood and reproduction.This very personal and accessible book is an excellent intercultural study of women and health, useful to undergraduate as well as graduate students of Women's Studies, Public Health, and Anthropology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 24mm | 476g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739120050
  • 9780739120057

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The Journey of Becoming a Mother Among Women in Northern Thailand contributes to understanding how the global goals of lowering mother and child mortality and morbidity can be met by going beyond statistics and revealing the complexity of women's experiences. -- Wilfreda Thurston, University of Calgary A significant contribution to the field, this book should be required reading for health practitioners and policy makers in Thailand and elsewhere. -- Miriam Grant, University of Calgaryshow more

About Pranee Liamputtong

Pranee Liamputtong is professor of public health at Latrobe University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Thai Women, Reproduction and Motherhood Chapter 2 My Doctor Knows Best: Antenatal Care and Authoritative Knowledge Chapter 3 Birth and Social Class: Vaginal or Caesarean Birth? Chapter 4 Giving Birth in a Hospital Chapter 5 Yu Duan Practices as Embodying Tradition, Modernity and Social Change Chapter 6 Becoming a Mother Chapter 7 Breast is Best?: Infant Feeding in a Changing Social Context Chapter 8 Childrearing and Infant Care: Motherhood, Risk and Responsibility Chapter 9 In trying to Conclude...Postscriptshow more

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