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Privileges of Birth

Constellations of Care, Myth, and Race in South Africa

By Jennifer J. M. Rogerson

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Focussing ethnographically on private-sector maternity care in South Africa, Privileges of Birth looks at the ways healthcare and childbirth are shaped by South Africa's racialised history. Birth is one of the most medicalised aspects of the lifecycle across all sectors of society, and there is deep division between what the privileged can afford compared with the rest of the population. Examining the ethics of care in midwife-attended birth, the author situates the argument in the context of a growing literature on care in anthropological and feminist scholarship, offering a unique account of birthing care in the context of elite care services.

Product code: 9781789204353

ISBN 9781789204353
No. Of Pages 200
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152
Series Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives
Publisher Berghahn Books
On Sale Date 01/11/2019
Focussing ethnographically on private sector maternity care in South Africa, Privileges of birth attends to the ways healthcare and childbirth are shaped by South Africa's racialised history. Examining the ethics of care in midwife-attended birth, the author offers a unique account of birthing care in the context of elite care services.