Pushing for Midwives. Homebirth Mothers and the Reproductive Rights Movement.
Pushing for Midwives. Homebirth Mothers and the Reproductive Rights Movement. By Christa Craven. Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press. 2010. 232 pp. $26.95 (paper).
By framing the midwifery struggle through a political economic perspective on reproductive rights, this book offers an in-depth look at the strategies, successes, and challenges facing midwifery activists in Virginia. The author examines how decades-old race and class prejudices against midwives continue to impact opposition to--as well as divisions within--women's contemporary legislative efforts for midwives. She argues that this recognition is vital for both scholars and activists if they hope to maintain their commitment to expanding reproductive rights for all women.
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|Date:||Mar 22, 2011|
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