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24 This belief about discipline is such an essential tenet of their faith that when I
asked in one hospital what the nurses did when the newborn babies cried
between scheduled four - hourly feeds , I was confidently told , “ There is no
crying here ...
Ritual and Technology in Contemporary Hospital Childbirth The modern hospital
, no less than a peasant community , evolves its own culture . Some practices are
technologically and empirically based . Others are enshrined in the mystique of ...
Mother and baby and the new technology There is a noticeable difference
between the first few hours of life in a peasant culture such as that of the West
Indies and the beginning of life in any modern maternity hospital . The woman
having the ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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