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Reproducing race : an ethnography of pregnancy as a site of racialization / Khiara M. Bridges.

By: Bridges, Khiara MMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2011. Description: 1 online resource (xi, 293 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520949447; 0520949447; 9786613278104; 6613278106Subject(s): Alpha Hospital (New York, N.Y.) | Alpha Hospital (New York, N.Y.) | Alpha Hospital (New York, N.Y.) | Hospitals -- Maternity services -- New York (State) -- New York | Discrimination in medical care -- New York (State) -- New York | Minorities -- Medical care -- New York (State) -- New York | Maternal Health Services -- standards | Anthropology, Cultural | Healthcare Disparities | Hospitals, Municipal -- standards | Prenatal Care | Socioeconomic Factors | New York (N.Y.) | United States | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Pregnancy & Childbirth | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General | Discrimination in medical care | Hospitals -- Maternity services | Minorities -- Medical care | New York (State) -- New York | Gesundheitspolitik | Gynäkologie | Reproduktionsmedizin | Frauenklinik | Entbindungsstation | Ethnizität | Rassismus | Diskriminierung | USA | New York, NY | Krankenhaus | Frauenklinik | Minderheit | Diskriminierung | New York | Mödravård -- Förenta staterna | DiskrimineringGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reproducing race.DDC classification: 362.19/82009747 LOC classification: RG501.U6 | B75 2011ebNLM classification: 2011 D-786 | WA 310 AN7Other classification: 71.62 | 73.06 | 71.62. | 73.06. Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Alpha Hospital : unique, but not singular -- Pregnancy, Medicaid, state regulations, and legal subjection -- The production of unruly bodies -- The "primitive pelvis," racial folklore, and atavism in contemporary forms of medical disenfranchisement -- The curious case of the "Alpha patient population" -- Wily patients, welfare queens, and the reiteration of race.
Summary: This title is an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital. The book explores the role of race in the medical setting. Bridges investigates how race is socially constructed among women dependent on the public healthcare system for prenatal care and childbirth.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-286) and index.

Alpha Hospital : unique, but not singular -- Pregnancy, Medicaid, state regulations, and legal subjection -- The production of unruly bodies -- The "primitive pelvis," racial folklore, and atavism in contemporary forms of medical disenfranchisement -- The curious case of the "Alpha patient population" -- Wily patients, welfare queens, and the reiteration of race.

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This title is an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital. The book explores the role of race in the medical setting. Bridges investigates how race is socially constructed among women dependent on the public healthcare system for prenatal care and childbirth.

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