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Japanese American Midwives

Author : Susan L. Smith
ISBN : 9780252092435
Genre : Social Science
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In the late nineteenth century, midwifery was transformed into a new woman's profession as part of Japan's modernizing quest for empire. With the rise of Japanese immigration to the United States, Japanese midwives (sanba) served as cultural brokers as well as birth attendants for Issei women. They actively participated in the creation of Japanese American community and culture as preservers of Japanese birthing customs and agents of cultural change. The history of Japanese American midwifery reveals the dynamic relationship between this welfare state and the history of women and health. Midwives' individual stories, coupled with Susan L. Smith's astute analysis, demonstrate the impossibility of clearly separating domestic policy from foreign policy, public health from racial politics, medical care from women's care giving, and the history of women and health from national and international politics. By setting the history of Japanese American midwives in this larger context, Smith reveals little-known ethnic, racial, and regional aspects of women's history and the history of medicine.
Category: Social Science
Japanese American Midwives
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Susan L. Smith
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-01 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

In the late nineteenth century, midwifery was transformed into a new woman's profession as part of Japan's modernizing quest for empire. With the rise of Japanese immigration to the United States, Japanese midwives (sanba) served as cultural brokers as well as birth attendants for Issei women. They actively participated in
African American Midwifery in the South
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Gertrude Jacinta FRASER
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-30 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Starting at the turn of the century, most African American midwives in the South were gradually excluded from reproductive health care. Gertrude Fraser shows how physicians, public health personnel, and state legislators mounted a campaign ostensibly to improve maternal and infant health, especially in rural areas. They brought traditional midwives
Sickness and Health in America
Language: en
Pages: 587
Authors: Judith Walzer Leavitt, Ronald L. Numbers
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

Adds 21 new essays and drops some that appeared in the 1984 edition (first in 1978) to reflect recent scholarship and changes in orientation by historians. Adds entirely new clusters on sickness and health, early American medicine, therapeutics, the art of medicine, and public health and personal hygiene. Other discussions
Readings in American Health Care
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: William G. Rothstein
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

A collection of journal articles from the 1980s examining the historical development of current health care issues in American society and comparing them to related issues of the past. Articles by sociologists, historians, economists, physicians, and health researchers include introductions, bibliographies, and discussion questions, and brief explanations of relevant concepts
Midwifery and the Medicalization of Childbirth
Language: en
Pages: 393
Authors: Edwin R. Van Teijlingen, George W. Lowis, Peter McCaffery, Maureen Porter
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Nova Publishers

This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalization of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two