From Home to Hospital: Jewish and Italian American Women and Childbirth, 1920-1940 (Hardback)Angela D. Danzi (author)
Hardback 244 Pages / Published: 28/11/1997
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Employing seventy-eight in-depth interviews with Italian and Jewish American women, this study presents the subjective voices of women caught up in an important social change: the pre-1940 transformation of childbirth. Italian women were more varied in their choices-some were more likely to prefer home birth with a midwife, while others used a hospital clinic or private physician. A significant number moved from home to hospital over their birth careers, while nearly all Jewish women selected physician-assisted hospital birth. These differences are explained by looking at the structure and context of women's family and friendship networks and their personal links to varying childbirth caretakers.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
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