About the Author
Robbie Davis Floyd
is a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. She is author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage
(1992) and co-editor of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. P. Sven Arvidson
is Assistnat Professor of Philosophy at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Ohio and is at work on Chaos and Boundlessness: Reality, Morality and Limits in Consciousness.