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The Resource Birthing in the Pacific : Beyond Tradition and Modernity?, Margaret Jolly, Vicki Lukere

Birthing in the Pacific : Beyond Tradition and Modernity?, Margaret Jolly, Vicki Lukere

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Birthing in the Pacific : Beyond Tradition and Modernity?
Title
Birthing in the Pacific
Title remainder
Beyond Tradition and Modernity?
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Jolly, Vicki Lukere
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection explores birthing in the Pacific against the background of debates about tradition and modernity. A wide-ranging introduction and conclusion, together with case studies from Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga, show how simple contrasts between traditional and modern practices, technocratic and organic models of childbirth, indigenous and foreign approaches, and notions of "before" and "after" can be potent but problematic. The difficulties entailed confront public health programs concerned with practical issues of infant and maternal survival in developing countries as well as scholarly analyses of birthing in cross-cultural contexts. The introduction analyzes central concepts and themes: questions of survival, safety, and well-being; the significance of postures, practices, and sites; the role of midwives, traditional birth attendants, and nurses; and the role of men in birthing and reproduction. Contributors--four anthropologists, a historian, and a community health worker--offer insights into the ways mothers, midwives, and nurses relate the traditional and the modern, and how ideas of tradition and modernity have shaped representations of Pacific childbirth. The conclusion provides researchers with a guide to relevant literature from several disciplines. As a whole the collection warns against either a celebration of emancipation through biomedicine or a recuperative romance about women's past powers in reproduction. Contributors: Ruta Fiti-Sinclair, Margaret Jolly, Vicki Lukere, Shelley Mallett, Helen Morton, Christine Salomon
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DEGRU
Government publication
other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jolly, Margaret
  • Lukere, Vicki
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • Birth customs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • Birth customs
  • Childbirth
  • Pacific Ocean
Target audience
specialized
Label
Birthing in the Pacific : Beyond Tradition and Modernity?, Margaret Jolly, Vicki Lukere
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2. Childbirth in Papua New Guinean Villages and in Port Moresby General Hospital
  • Fiti-Sinclair, Ruta
  • 3. Obligatory Maternity and Diminished Reproductive Autonomy in A'jië and Paicî Kanak Societies: A Female Perspective
  • Salomon, Christine
  • 4. Native Obstetric Nursing in Fiji
  • Lukere, Vicki
  • 5. Colonial Impregnations: Reconceptions of Maternal Health Practice on Nua'ata, Papua New Guinea
  • Mallett, Shelley
  • 6. From Darkness to Light? Epidemiologies and Ethnographies of Motherhood in Vanuatu
  • Jolly, Margaret
  • Frontmatter
  • Conclusion. Wider Reflections and a Survey of Literature
  • Lukere, Vicki
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction Birthing Beyond the Confinements of Tradition and Modernity?
  • Jolly, Margaret
  • 1. From Mā'uli to Motivator: Transformations in Reproductive Health Care in Tonga
  • Morton, Helen
Control code
on1013960878
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824846206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824846206
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225tdwf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013960878
Label
Birthing in the Pacific : Beyond Tradition and Modernity?, Margaret Jolly, Vicki Lukere
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2. Childbirth in Papua New Guinean Villages and in Port Moresby General Hospital
  • Fiti-Sinclair, Ruta
  • 3. Obligatory Maternity and Diminished Reproductive Autonomy in A'jië and Paicî Kanak Societies: A Female Perspective
  • Salomon, Christine
  • 4. Native Obstetric Nursing in Fiji
  • Lukere, Vicki
  • 5. Colonial Impregnations: Reconceptions of Maternal Health Practice on Nua'ata, Papua New Guinea
  • Mallett, Shelley
  • 6. From Darkness to Light? Epidemiologies and Ethnographies of Motherhood in Vanuatu
  • Jolly, Margaret
  • Frontmatter
  • Conclusion. Wider Reflections and a Survey of Literature
  • Lukere, Vicki
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction Birthing Beyond the Confinements of Tradition and Modernity?
  • Jolly, Margaret
  • 1. From Mā'uli to Motivator: Transformations in Reproductive Health Care in Tonga
  • Morton, Helen
Control code
on1013960878
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824846206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824846206
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225tdwf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013960878

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