Childbirth in South Asia: Old Paradoxes and New Challenges

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ISBN:

9780190130718

Publication date:

24/08/2021

Hardback

360 pages

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ISBN:

9780190130718

Publication date:

24/08/2021

Hardback

360 pages

This book illustrates the continuing paradoxes as well as the new challenges linked to childbirth in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It brings together anthropologists, historians, and sociologists who reflect on the implications of these new schemes for women's own experiences.

Rights:  World Rights

Description

Across the world, the conditions of childbirth are changing but not all in the same direction. Women in Western countries press for more home deliveries, and to confront some of the effects of the over-medicalisation of motherhood. Most developing countries, by contrast, promote deliveries in clinics and hospitals, and stigmatize women who deliver at home. Mobile phones and social media are pressed into service to identify high-risk mothers and to offer them pregnancy and delivery advice. All of the South Asian countries have been accused of neglecting childbirth and women's healthcare. The Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) prompted important new Government schemes across South Asia, designed to address the issues of safe motherhood and childbirth. The Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030) now mandate further efforts to reduce maternal and neo-natal mortality. This book illustrates the continuing paradoxes as well as the new challenges linked to childbirth in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It brings together anthropologists, historians, and sociologists who reflect on the implications of these new schemes for women's own experiences.

About the Author:

Roger Jeffery is Professor, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Clémence Jullien is CNRS research fellow, Center for South Asian Studies (CEIAS), Paris'

Table of contents

Dedication
Preface
Table for content
List of tables
List of acronyms
Section 1: Historical perspective
01. "Changing childbirth in 21st Century South Asia" (Clémence Jullien & Roger Jeffery)
02. "Colonial Legacies and Maternal Health in South Asia" (Samiksha Sehrawat)
Section 2: Continuing relevance of 'traditional birth attendants'
03. "Forms and ethics of Baloch midwifery contesting the violations of biomedicalized childbirth in Pakistan (Fouzieyha Towghi)
04. "Training birth attendants in India. Authoritative knowledge social forms, practices and paradoxe
(Pascale Hancart Petitet)
Section 3: Contested categories
05. Since it's a pleasure to save somebody's life, I do this.' Midwifery and safe motherhood practices in urban India
(Helen Vallianatos)
06."Childbirth in transit. The changing nature of motherhood in Maharashtra
(Deepra Dandekar)
Section 4: Contemporary birth attendants
07. Outsiders in the Village: Class, Space, and the Shortage of Women Doctors in Rural Rajasthan, India (Jocelyn Killmer)
08. Care's profit: precarity and professionalisation of health workers in private maternal clinics in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, India(Isabelle Lange, Sunita Bhadauria, Sunita Singh & Loveday Penn-Kekana)
09. Protocols and Setups: producing professional obstetrical knowledge in the periphery of Mumbai, India(Neha Madhiwalla)
Section 5: Institutionalisation of childbirth
10. Son preference in India: stigmatisation and surveillance in maternity wards in Jaipur, Rajasthan (Clémence Jullien)
11. Politics of childbirth in Nepal: the case of the maternal mortality ratio" (Jeevan R. Sharma & Radha Adhikari)

Section 6: New technologies
12. Discourses of childlessness in Bangladesh: power and agency (Taslima Mirza)
13. Digitalizing community health: mobile phones to improve maternal health in rural India (Marine al Dahdah & Alok Kumar)

Glossary
Index

Contributors (give full details of major contributors, especially if overseas)

Clémence Jullien & Roger Jeffery
Samiksha Sehrawat
SFouzieyha Towghi
Pascale Hancart Petitet
Helen Vallianatos
Deepra Dandekar
Jocelyn Killmer
Isabelle Lange, Sunita Bhadauria, Sunita Singh & Loveday Penn-Kekana
Neha Madhiwalla
Clémence Jullien
Jeevan R. Sharma & Radha Adhikari
Taslima Mirza
Marine al Dahdah & Alok Kumar

 

Description

Across the world, the conditions of childbirth are changing but not all in the same direction. Women in Western countries press for more home deliveries, and to confront some of the effects of the over-medicalisation of motherhood. Most developing countries, by contrast, promote deliveries in clinics and hospitals, and stigmatize women who deliver at home. Mobile phones and social media are pressed into service to identify high-risk mothers and to offer them pregnancy and delivery advice. All of the South Asian countries have been accused of neglecting childbirth and women's healthcare. The Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) prompted important new Government schemes across South Asia, designed to address the issues of safe motherhood and childbirth. The Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030) now mandate further efforts to reduce maternal and neo-natal mortality. This book illustrates the continuing paradoxes as well as the new challenges linked to childbirth in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It brings together anthropologists, historians, and sociologists who reflect on the implications of these new schemes for women's own experiences.

About the Author:

Roger Jeffery is Professor, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Clémence Jullien is CNRS research fellow, Center for South Asian Studies (CEIAS), Paris'

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Table of contents

Dedication
Preface
Table for content
List of tables
List of acronyms
Section 1: Historical perspective
01. "Changing childbirth in 21st Century South Asia" (Clémence Jullien & Roger Jeffery)
02. "Colonial Legacies and Maternal Health in South Asia" (Samiksha Sehrawat)
Section 2: Continuing relevance of 'traditional birth attendants'
03. "Forms and ethics of Baloch midwifery contesting the violations of biomedicalized childbirth in Pakistan (Fouzieyha Towghi)
04. "Training birth attendants in India. Authoritative knowledge social forms, practices and paradoxe
(Pascale Hancart Petitet)
Section 3: Contested categories
05. Since it's a pleasure to save somebody's life, I do this.' Midwifery and safe motherhood practices in urban India
(Helen Vallianatos)
06."Childbirth in transit. The changing nature of motherhood in Maharashtra
(Deepra Dandekar)
Section 4: Contemporary birth attendants
07. Outsiders in the Village: Class, Space, and the Shortage of Women Doctors in Rural Rajasthan, India (Jocelyn Killmer)
08. Care's profit: precarity and professionalisation of health workers in private maternal clinics in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, India(Isabelle Lange, Sunita Bhadauria, Sunita Singh & Loveday Penn-Kekana)
09. Protocols and Setups: producing professional obstetrical knowledge in the periphery of Mumbai, India(Neha Madhiwalla)
Section 5: Institutionalisation of childbirth
10. Son preference in India: stigmatisation and surveillance in maternity wards in Jaipur, Rajasthan (Clémence Jullien)
11. Politics of childbirth in Nepal: the case of the maternal mortality ratio" (Jeevan R. Sharma & Radha Adhikari)

Section 6: New technologies
12. Discourses of childlessness in Bangladesh: power and agency (Taslima Mirza)
13. Digitalizing community health: mobile phones to improve maternal health in rural India (Marine al Dahdah & Alok Kumar)

Glossary
Index

Contributors (give full details of major contributors, especially if overseas)

Clémence Jullien & Roger Jeffery
Samiksha Sehrawat
SFouzieyha Towghi
Pascale Hancart Petitet
Helen Vallianatos
Deepra Dandekar
Jocelyn Killmer
Isabelle Lange, Sunita Bhadauria, Sunita Singh & Loveday Penn-Kekana
Neha Madhiwalla
Clémence Jullien
Jeevan R. Sharma & Radha Adhikari
Taslima Mirza
Marine al Dahdah & Alok Kumar

 

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