Bodies that Birth: Vitalizing Birth Politics (Women and Psychology)

By Rachelle Chadwick (author) | Format: Paperback / softback | Rating:

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Bodies that Birth puts birthing bodies at the centre of questions about contemporary birth politics, power, and agency. Arguing that the fleshy and embodied aspects of birth have been largely silenced in social science scholarship, Rachelle Chadwick uses an array of birth stories, from diverse race-class demographics, to explore the narrative entanglements between flesh, power, and sociomateriality in relation to birth.

Adopting a unique theoretical framework incorporating new materialism, feminist theory, and a Foucauldian ‘analytics of power’, the book aims to trace and trouble taken-for-granted assumptions about birthing bodies. Through a diffractive and dialogical approach, the analysis highlights the interplay between corporeality, power, and ideologies in the making of birth narratives across a range of intersectional differences. The book shows that there is no singular birthing body apart from sociomaterial relations of power. Instead, birthing bodies are uncertain zones or unpredictable assortments of physiology, flesh, sociomateriality, discourse, and affective flows. At the same time, birthing bodies are located within intra-acting fields of power relations, including biomedicine, racialized patriarchy, socioeconomics, and geopolitics.

Bodies that Birth brings the voices of women from different sociomaterial positions into conversation. Ultimately, the book explores how attending to birthing bodies can vitalize global birth p

Author Biography

Dr Rachelle Chadwick is NRF Research Career Fellow in the Gender Studies Section of the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Contents

List of Abbreviations 1. Opening 2. Birthing Bodies: The Politics of Framing 3. Clockwork Bodies 4. Risky Bodies 5. Violated Bodies 6. Resistant Bodies 7. What Matters? Vitalizing Birth Politics 8. Closing References Appendix 1 Appendix 2

Product Specifications

Format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Pages
236
Language
English
Series
Women and psychology
Date Published
5 March 2018
Editions
1st edition
Publication Place
England
Imprint
Routledge
Size
155 x 232 x 27
ISBN
9781138123342
Contributors
Subject(s)

Society & culture: general

Feminism & feminist theory

Gender studies, gender groups

Women's health

Delivery Options

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August 29 - September 3 Royal Mail: 2nd Class Parcels +£0.00 (included in displayed price)

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