How could the professional triumph of man-midwifery and contemporary tales of pregnant men, rabbit-breeding mothers, and meddling midwives in eighteenth-century Britain help construct the emergence of modern corporate and individual identities? By uncovering long-lost tales and artefacts about sexuality, birth, and popular culture, Lisa Forman Cody argues that Enlightenment Britons understood themselves and their relationship to others through th...
By Lisa Forman Cody
Hardcover: 374 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 7, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.2 x 6.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 2690023
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In her recently published monograph, Lisa Forman Cody explores the intersection of two seemingly distinct eighteenth century phenomena; the assent of the male midwife and scientists as authorities over birth and reproduction, and the formation of a B