Birth In Three Cultures

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This article Ways of Knowing about Birth in Three Cultures examines the concept of authoritative knowledge elaborated by Brigitte Jordan, using examples of birthing systems in Mexico, Texas, and Jamaica. In this article Carolyn Sargent and Grace Bacope explores the linkages between the distribution of knowledge about birth and the use of technology. It also demonstrates the valuation of biomedical and alternative “ways of knowing” about birth; the production of authoritative knowledge through interaction; and the relationship between authoritative knowledge and social status. In the Maya low-technology, collaborative birthing system in Mexico, the midwife and other adult women share knowledge about birth. In Spanish-speaking women are undergoing
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