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dc.contributor.advisorCunningham, Kiran, 1961-
dc.contributor.authorFenwick, Cara
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T14:20:45Z
dc.date.available2012-08-20T14:20:45Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/27396
dc.descriptionix, 51 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the role of medical professionalization in an American definition of childbirth. Using sociological theories, it articulates the connection between the construction of a profession and the establishment of power relations within a professional setting, by specifically looking towards the medical model of childbirth. Through the dissection of the construction of power and authority, this paper hopes to elicit the problems inherent in viewing birth as a medical event and begins to formulate a path to a transformation in current birthing practices in America.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Human Development and Social Relations Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Human Development and Social Relations.;
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dc.titleThe Professionalization of Childbirth in Americaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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