How the mother is marginalised by the managerial role taken on by the midwife towards the production process childbirth and the object of production child is the main focus of this book the stream of feminist orientation which is said to run through a section of the midwifery profession is examined. This book is about midwives midwifery and women it explores the social meaning of midwifery considers birth as it happened in many british maternity hospitals in the late 1980s and offers an opportunity for past present and future midwives to analyse aspects of their practice above all. The social meaning of midwifery book authors ann oakley social science research unit london university institute of education search for more papers by this author first published january 1996 full publication history doi 101111 1467 9566ep10934441 view save citation. Explorations on the meaning of psychological well being journal of personality and social psychology 576 1069 81 crossref google scholar silverton l 1993 the art and science of midwifery prentice hall london google scholar steele r 1995 midwifery care in the first stage of labour
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