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Exercising caution: the production of medical knowledge about physical exertion during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22164598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
In this article I explore the production of medical knowledge about exercise during pregnancy in the latter half of the 20th century, illustrating how debates about the safe limits of maternal exercise were rooted in longstanding anxieties surrounding the female reproductive body as well as epistemological questions concerning what counts as knowledge or evidence in the scientific realm. By drawing to the surface the "rules of formation" for the production of knowledge about the pregnant body, I aim to bring to light the contingent nature of this knowledge--never neutral but always bound up in relations of power.
Shannon Jette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la médecine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0823-2105     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Bull Med Hist     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130981     Medline TA:  Can Bull Med Hist     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-313     Citation Subset:  QIS    
Concordia University.
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