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Live Virtual Workshop- Anthropology of Birth with Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD

September 15 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live Virtual Workshop- Anthropology of Birth with Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD

Class Four – Daughter of Time: The Postmodern Midwife

This is week 4 of a 6 week series, participants can join at any time, recordings of previous weeks sessions are available in the course page.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:00-4:00pm EDT

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In this session you will review eight global trends in Midwifery. You will explore the definition of a post modern midwife as:

Informed and relativistic
Aware of the limitations and strengths of the biomedical system in which they practice
A bridge-builder – making alliances with biomedicine and building connections between traditional and professional midwives
A networker who attends conferences and meetings to make global connection and expand their model of care
A promoter of a global, shared culture of Midwifery
An agent to preserve, carry forward and teach others
Consciousness of Midwifery as an international, social movement aimed at humanizing maternity care
A teacher across traditional and professional midwives toward this goal

Robbie Davis-Floyd PhD, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Rice University, and Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, is a well-known medical anthropologist, international speaker and researcher in transformational models in childbirth, midwifery, obstetrics, and reproduction. She is author of over 80 journal articles and 24 encyclopedia articles, and of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (2003) and Ways of Knowing about Birth (2018); co-author of From Doctor to Healer: The Transformative Journey and The Power of Ritual (2016); and lead or co-editor of 15 volumes, the latest of which are Birth in Eight Cultures (2019); Birthing Models on the Human Rights Frontier: Speaking Truth to Power (2021); Sustainable Birth in Disruptive Times (2021); and the solo-edited Birthing Techno-Sapiens: Human-Technology Co-Evolution and the Future of Reproduction (2021). In process is a 3-volume anthology on The Anthropology of Obstetrics and Obstetricians: The Practice, Maintenance, and Reproduction of a Biomedical Profession, co-edited with perinatologist Ashish Premukar, and a co-edited Special Issue of Frontiers in Sociology on “The Global Impact of COVID-19 on Maternity Care Practices.”

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September 15
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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