Birthing in the Pacific: Beyond Tradition and Modernity? 9780824846206

This collection explores birthing in the Pacific against the background of debates about tradition and modernity. A wide

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Table of contents :
Contents
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction Birthing Beyond the Confinements of Tradition and Modernity?
1. From Mā'uli to Motivator: Transformations in Reproductive Health Care in Tonga
2. Childbirth in Papua New Guinean Villages and in Port Moresby General Hospital
3. Obligatory Maternity and Diminished Reproductive Autonomy in A‘jië and Paicî Kanak Societies: A Female Perspective
4. Native Obstetric Nursing in Fiji
5. Colonial Impregnations: Reconceptions of Maternal Health Practice on Nua‘ata, Papua New Guinea
6. From Darkness to Light? Epidemiologies and Ethnographies of Motherhood in Vanuatu
Conclusion. Wider Reflections and a Survey of Literature
References
Contributors
Index

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