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Editors: Pranee Liamputtong (La Trobe Univ. Australia)
Book Description:
Subject Scope: women's studies, midwifery, anthropology, sociology, social work, nursing, and medicine

Although reproduction including infertility, abortion, childbearing and motherhood is a significant human experience, its social meaning is shaped by the culture in which birthing women live. Reproduction and its management, therefore, occur within the social and cultural context of the event. As such, reproductive beliefs and practices differ across social and cultural settings. This new book focuses on reproduction, childbearing and motherhood. In this volume, the authors show that despite the modernization of the society and advanced medical technology and knowledge in reproduction, traditions continue to exert influence on how the women and their families manage their reproduction, childbearing and motherhood in their societies.

Table of Contents:
Preface (pp. ix-x)

PART ONE: REPRODUCTION AND PROCREATION (pp. 3-34)

Chapter 1 - Situating Reproduction, Procreation and Motherhood within a Cross-Cultural Context: An Introduction; (pp. 3-34)
(Pranee Liamputtong)

Chapter 2 - Immigrant Women and Fertility: Gender Under Re-Construction; (pp. 35-46)
(Tatjana Alvadj)

Chapter 3 - Burmese women and unwanted pregnancy: 'I thought my blood was stuck inside me'; (pp. 47-62)
(Suzanne Belton)

Chapter 4 - Reasons for Abortion Among Married Women in India;
(pp. 63-77)
(Lakshmi Ramachandar & Pertti J. Pelto)

Chapter 5 - Private Matter, Public Concern: Lived Experiences of Abortion among Young Women in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; (pp. 79-96)
(Hoa Ngan Nguyen & Pranee Liamputtong)

PART TWO: CHILDBIRTH IN DIFFERENT CULTURES

Chapter 6 - Celebrating Safe Childbirth; (pp. 99-112)
(Elizabeth Hoban)

Chapter 7 - Birth in Pakistan; (pp. 113-125)
(Margaret Chesney)

Chapter 8 - Women, Childbirth and Change in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea; (pp. 127-141)
( Naomi M. McPherson)

Chapter 9 - The Hospital as a Birthing Site: Narratives of Local Women in Nigeria; (pp. 143-158)
(Chimaraoke Otutubikey Izugbara & Joseph Kinuabeye Ukwayi)

PART THREE: CHILDBEARING EXPERIENCES & IMMIGRANT WOMEN (p. 159)

Chapter 10 - Hard Labour: Minority Women, Nurses and the Childbirth Experience; (pp 161-173

Chapter 11 - The Experience of Childbirth and Hospital Stay Amongst Arabic-Speaking Immigrant Women in Australia (pp. 175-194)
(Lina Nadia Abboud & Pranee Liamputtong)

Chapter 12 - Sensing Vulnerability, Seeking Strength: Somali Women and Their Experiences During Pregnancy and Birth in Melbourne;
(pp. 195-208)
(Paula Hernandez)

PART FOUR: MOTHERHOOD (209)

Chapter 13 - Motherhood as a Script for Nationhood; (pp. 211-220)
(Jamileh Abu-Duhou)

Chapter 14 - Double Identities: The Lived Experience of Motherhood among Hmong Immigrant Women in Australia; (pp. 221-237)
(Pranee Liamputtong & Denise Spitzer)

Chapter 15 - Sifting Out the Sweetness: Migrant Motherhood in New Zealand; (pp. 239-251)
(Ruth De Souza)

Chapter 16 - Accessing Marriage and Motherhood: The Experience of Women with Disability in Rural Cambodia; pp. 253-267
(Alexandra Gartrell)

Index (269-284)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 978-1-60021-606-0
   Status: AV
  
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