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Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (October 16, 2003)
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Even childbirth is plagued by globalization—and in India, as somewhere else, the fashion is clear of domestic births, assisted through midwives, towards sanatorium births with expanding reliance on new applied sciences. And but, as this paintings of severe feminist ethnography sincerely demonstrates, the worldwide unfold of biomedical types of childbirth has now not introduced forth one monolithic kind of "modern birth." concentrating on the start stories of lower-class ladies within the South Indian kingdom of Tamil Nadu, beginning at the Threshold finds the advanced and distinct ways that modernity emerges in neighborhood contexts. via brilliant description and lively discussion, this ebook conveys the start tales of the ladies of Tamil Nadu of their personal voices, emphasizing their opinions of and aspirations for contemporary births this present day. In mild of those tales, writer Cecilia Van Hollen explores higher questions on how the buildings of colonialism and postcolonial foreign and nationwide improvement have helped to form the shape and which means of start for Indian ladies this present day. finally, her publication poses the query: How is gender—especially maternity—reconfigured as delivery is reworked?