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The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction.

The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction.

The Woman in the Body is a very different book than In Search of Parenthood. It sets an ideological context for women's experiences. It does not accept at face value the medical constructions of that experience, and it analyzes rather than just repeats women's quotations, so that the thoughts and constructions women put on their own lives are reconstructed for us in the text. Martin leaves us with a powerful set of images relating to the medical profession and to women's lived experience; a strong faith in women's resistance; and an uneasy anticipation of the future for women and birth as technology takes more and more control.
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Author:Rowland, Robyn
Publication:The Hastings Center Report
Article Type:Book Review
Date:May 1, 1989
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