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The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

Irvine Loudon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204992
eISBN:
9780191676444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204992.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Childbed fever was by the far the most common cause of deaths associated with childbirth up to the Second World War throughout Britain and Europe. Otherwise known as puerperal fever, it was an ... More


Conclusion

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on childbirth in the U.S. It shows that the pregnancy/childbirth process has been culturally transformed into a male-dominated initiatory rite of ... More


 Decisions at Parturition and Birth

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables relevant to the decisions of pregnant women about methods of childbirth, elective cesarean delivery, impaired newborns, and sex assignment at birth are presented. For ... More


Power & Purity: Cathar Heresy in Medieval Italy

Carol Lansing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195149807
eISBN:
9780199849079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149807.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Catharism was a popular medieval heresy based on the belief that the creation of humankind was a disaster in which angelic spirits were trapped in matter by the devil. Their only goal was to escape ... More


Mary in Childbirth

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195328158
eISBN:
9780199777143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328158.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 4 examines the earliest representations of Mary in childbirth in writings dating from the second and early third centuries, including Odes of Solomon, Ascension of Isaiah, Protevangelium of ... More


Introduction

F. Heath Anthony, John Ermisch, and Duncan Gallie

in Understanding Social Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Britain is in the process of rapid social change. There are major changes going on in the patterns of family formation, there is a growing rate of ... More


Childbirth and the Law

John Seymour

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264682
eISBN:
9780191682759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264682.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book examines aspects of English, United States, Canadian, and Australian law as it applies to the fetus, the pregnant woman, and the doctor or midwife who provides antenatal and perinatal care. ... More


Women's Role in the Monastic Family: The Intersection of Power and Gender

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

I argue that in terms of both language and function, the White Monastery becomes a monastic family that replaces, in an idealized form, the families the monks are to have renounced. The use of ... More


Mother And Child

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the experience of the mother and her child immediately following birth in Tudor and Stuart England. The midwife was responsible for checking the health condition of the newborn ... More


Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Khiara Bridges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book, an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital, explores the role of race in the medical setting. The book investigates how race—commonly seen as biological ... More


Educating Eudora: Parenthood Together

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The Rolands’ only child, Eudora, is born in Amiens in 1781. Mme Roland's devotion to breast-feeding is well attested, but this chapter goes in detail into Eudora's upbringing, in which both parents ... More


Married Women

SHEILAGH OGILVIE

in A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205548
eISBN:
9780191719219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205548.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyses the economic experience of married women in the pre-industrial German society under analysis in this book. It uses a database of work observations extracted from church-court ... More


Public Lives

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses women's public lives within the neighborhood, paying particular attention to women's efforts to achieve and maintain high status in the eyes of their neighbors, and their roles ... More


The Management of Childbirth

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the management of childbirth in Tudor and Stuart England. Rituals and traditions after childbirth differ between social groups and regions. A general common feature is that the ... More


Childbed Attendants

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the witness and assistants who were normally present during childbirth in Tudor and Stuart England. Childbirth was an exclusively women's affair and during this time the marital ... More


Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Loss in Prison: A Personal Story

Kebby Warner

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author, a twenty-five-year-old woman prisoner in Michigan, shares her personal story of pregnancy, motherhood, the death of her father, and the disappearance of her husband. At ... More


The Hebrew Text

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

The Hebrew text functions here as the standard against which each of the five translated texts is measured. Genesis differs from other creation narratives from the Ancient Near East in that there is ... More


‘Too precipitate’?: William Wilberforce and Barbara Spooner

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with an account of Wilberforce’s Practical View (1797). It then describes his precipitate engagement in Bath to Barbara Spooner. The couple’s honeymoon was spent visiting Hannah ... More


Afterlife

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a brief summary of the lives of after the Clapham Sect after the death of Wilberforce. Barbara Wilberforce spent her widowhood travelling between the houses of her sons and her ... More


Introduction to Fetal Health and Mortality

Robert Woods

in Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explains why the health and survival chances of the fetus are so important in developed economies today, since late-fetal is often higher than infant mortality, and it establishes the ... More


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