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This book was an eye-opener. I wish there were a follow-up in this day, some twentyish years later, but I hear the author has no plans to revisit it and studies business/office... Read morePublished 12 months ago by mom-o-two
This, I think, should be the first book for those studying childbirth across cultures or even for lay persons. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by dreaming of the sun
This book can really describe the difference between birth and childrearing practices in different cultures. Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Marianne F. Moore
Maybe Mrs. Jordan just isn't for me, but a lot of this just seems like political mumbojumbo. Basically, shes an advocate for home birthing, in the extreme, like, drive 50 miles out... Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by Angela
The book is in very good shape, it was an excellent read and it was very useful for my Anthropology class. Thank you!Published on October 10, 2010 by rfortier033
Birth in Four Cultures : A Crosscultural Investigation of Childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden, and the United States
This is a good book, but not and easy one to read. Read more
I am not sure what I was expecting...but this wasn't it. I don't know. Too clinical maybe, I just didn't really enjoy it. I am sure it will speak to many people. Read morePublished on August 13, 2007 by H. Hawkes
This was an excellent book to read in medical anthropology class. It gave a view of birthing systems in only some cultures, but that was enough to show some of the drastic changes... Read morePublished on December 17, 2006 by sapeca