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Birth as an American Rite of Passage (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care) Paperback – 22 Sep 1993

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  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; New edition edition (22 Sept. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520084314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520084315
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,218,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[Davis-Floyd] is a respectful listener who has encouraged her subjects to speak honestly about a complex experience. Consequently, even skeptical readers of the fascinating stories she has gathered should be prompted to reflect on the meaning of their own or their partners' experience of birth. . . . I admire, without reservation, the generous, critical, passionate spirit that animates this book."--Sara Ruddick, "New York Times Book Review

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"A magnificent contribution to our understanding of birthing in this country."Emily Martin, author ofThe Woman in the Body
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