The Transformation of Men in American Rites of Birth
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|Format:||Paperback, 264 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 28 February 2005|
Richard K. Reed draws on the feminist critique of professionalized medical birthing to argue that the clinical nature of medical intervention distances fathers from child delivery. He explores men's roles in natural childbirth and the ways in which birth transforms a man's identity and his relations with his partner, his new baby, and society.
About the Author
Richard K. Reed is an associate professor of anthropology at Trinity University. He is the author of Forest Dwellers, Forest Protectors: Indigenous Models for International Development and Prophets of Agroforestry: Guarani Communities and Commercial Gathering.
"Birthing Fathers is a groundbreaking anthropological and sociological analysis of American fatherhood and men's role in birthing. This should be required reading for anyone interested in gender, reproduction, and childbirth."-Robbie Davis-Floyd, author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage"
|Publisher: ||Rutgers University Press|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.37 kg)|