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Engendering knowledge : a study of Han Taiwanese pregnancy cultures surrounding home delivery

Sung, Jin-Shiu


Home delivery in Taiwan, the birthing complex predominating in the decades prior to the 1980s, prescribes the home as the site of birth along with 'natural' childbirth attended mostly by female 'professionals'. This thesis addresses Taiwanese pregnancy cultures surrounding home delivery, and examines the intertwining historical-social processes of the production of knowledge for pregnant women, as well as the associated gender ideology at different levels. I have selected Rural Dajia Community...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5e74004b6c2
Access Rights: Open Access


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