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The Resource Birthing fathers : the transformation of men in American rites of birth, Richard K. Reed

Birthing fathers : the transformation of men in American rites of birth, Richard K. Reed

Label
Birthing fathers : the transformation of men in American rites of birth
Title
Birthing fathers
Title remainder
the transformation of men in American rites of birth
Statement of responsibility
Richard K. Reed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the past two decades, men have gone from being excluded from the delivery room to being admitted, then invited, and, finally, expected to participate actively in the birth of their children. No longer mere observers, fathers attend baby showers, go to birthing classes, and share in the intimate, everyday details of their partners' pregnancies. In this unique study, Richard Reed draws on the feminist critique of professionalized medical birthing to argue that the clinical nature of medical intervention distances fathers from child delivery. He explores men's roles in childbirth and the ways in which birth transforms a man's identity and his relations with his partner, his new baby, and society. In other societies, birth is recognized as an important rite of passage for fathers. Yet, in American culture, despite the fact that fathers are admitted into delivery rooms, little attention is given to their transition to fatherhood. The book concludes with an exploration of what men's roles in childbirth tell us about gender and American society. Reed suggests that it is no coincidence that men's participation in the birthing process developed in parallel to changing definitions of fatherhood more broadly. Over the past twenty years, it has become expected that fathers, in addition to being strong and dependable, will be empathetic and nurturing. Well-researched, candidly written, and enriched with personal accounts of over fifty men from all parts of the world, this book is as much about the birth of fathers as it is about fathers in birth
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Richard K.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • Birth customs
  • Labor (Obstetrics)
  • Natural childbirth
  • Fatherhood
  • Fathers
  • Fathers
  • Men
  • Father and infant
  • Naissance
  • Naissance
  • Accouchement
  • Accouchement naturel
  • Paternité
  • Pères
  • Pères
  • Hommes
  • Père et nourrisson
  • MEDICAL
  • Birth customs
  • Childbirth
  • Father and infant
  • Fatherhood
  • Fathers
  • Fathers
  • Labor (Obstetrics)
  • Men
  • Natural childbirth
  • United States
  • Labor, Obstetric
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Fathers
  • Sociology
Label
Birthing fathers : the transformation of men in American rites of birth, Richard K. Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American fathers and hospital childbirth -- Couvade in society and history -- Standing vigil: fathers in the waiting room, 1920-1970 -- Birthing revolution: men to the barricades -- Birthing classes: training men to birth -- Men's experience of birth -- Fathers, birth, and society
Control code
ocm62215794
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813537818
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jwccc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62215794
Label
Birthing fathers : the transformation of men in American rites of birth, Richard K. Reed
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American fathers and hospital childbirth -- Couvade in society and history -- Standing vigil: fathers in the waiting room, 1920-1970 -- Birthing revolution: men to the barricades -- Birthing classes: training men to birth -- Men's experience of birth -- Fathers, birth, and society
Control code
ocm62215794
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813537818
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jwccc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62215794

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