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A chapter from lamaze history: birth narratives and authoritative knowledge in france, 1952-1957.
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PMID:  21358829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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THIS ARTICLE ANALYZES BIRTH NARRATIVES GATHERED DURING WHAT CAN BE CONSIDERED A FORMATIVE PERIOD OF THE LAMAZE MOVEMENT IN THE WEST: from 1952 through Fernand Lamaze's death in early 1957. The use of women's birth narratives as an assessment tool is one of Dr. Lamaze's most enduring contributions to obstetric pain management. The early work of Lamaze and his collaborator Pierre Vellay provided a template for studies conducted elsewhere for decades to come. By examining expectations in another time and place, our own standards, so often normalized to the point of invisibility, are thrown into sharp relief. This article addresses the conflicting and contested nature of authoritative knowledge surrounding parturition.
Authors:
Paula A Michaels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education : an ASPO/Lamaze publication     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1548-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-43     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
PAULA A. MICHAELS is an associate professor of history at the University of Iowa. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, she is the author of the prize-winning Curative Powers: Medicine and Empire in Stalin's Central Asia (2003) and is at work on the book Lamaze: An International History, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
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