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The Resource Reproductive injustice : racism, pregnancy, and premature birth, Dána-Ain Davis

Reproductive injustice : racism, pregnancy, and premature birth, Dána-Ain Davis

Label
Reproductive injustice : racism, pregnancy, and premature birth
Title
Reproductive injustice
Title remainder
racism, pregnancy, and premature birth
Statement of responsibility
Dána-Ain Davis
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth' explores the issues of racism, medicine, and motherhood"--
  • A troubling study of the role that medical racism plays in the lives of black women who have given birth to premature and low birth weight infants. -- Provided by publisher
  • Black women have higher rates of premature birth than other women in America. This cannot be simply explained by economic factors, with poorer women lacking resources or access to care. Even professional, middle-class black women are at a much higher risk of premature birth than low-income white women in the United States. Dána-Ain Davis looks into this phenomenon, placing racial differences in birth outcomes into a historical context, revealing that ideas about reproduction and race today have been influenced by the legacy of ideas which developed during the era of slavery. While poor and low-income black women are often the “mascots” of premature birth outcomes, this book focuses on professional black women, who are just as likely to give birth prematurely. Drawing on an impressive array of interviews with nearly fifty mothers, fathers, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and reproductive justice advocates, Dána-Ain Davis argues that events leading up to an infant’s arrival in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and the parents’ experiences while they are in the NICU, reveal subtle but pernicious forms of racism that confound the perceived class dynamics that are frequently understood to be a central factor of premature birth. The book argues not only that medical racism persists and must be considered when examining adverse outcomes—as well as upsetting experiences for parents—but also that NICUs and life-saving technologies should not be the only strategies for improving the outcomes for black pregnant women and their babies. Davis makes the case for other avenues, such as community-based birthing projects, doulas, and midwives, that support women during pregnancy and labor are just as important and effective in avoiding premature births and mortality. -- Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
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1958-
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Davis, Dána-Ain
Dewey number
362.1082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA564.86
LC item number
.D38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2019 G-202
  • WQ 330
Series statement
Anthropologies of American medicine: culture, power, and practice
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  • Reproductive health services
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • African American women
  • Race discrimination
Label
Reproductive injustice : racism, pregnancy, and premature birth, Dána-Ain Davis
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Premature predicaments -- Into the NICU -- Pregnancy and prematurity in the afterlife of slavery -- Witnessing a birth: an interlude -- Part II. Saving the babies -- Narrowing the gap of black women's burden -- Radical black birth workers
Control code
on1056475637
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781479812271
Lccn
2018037661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029305755
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056475637
Label
Reproductive injustice : racism, pregnancy, and premature birth, Dána-Ain Davis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Premature predicaments -- Into the NICU -- Pregnancy and prematurity in the afterlife of slavery -- Witnessing a birth: an interlude -- Part II. Saving the babies -- Narrowing the gap of black women's burden -- Radical black birth workers
Control code
on1056475637
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781479812271
Lccn
2018037661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029305755
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056475637

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