Japanese American Midwives: Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880-1950

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In the late nineteenth century, midwifery was transformed into a new woman's profession, as part of Japan's modernizing quest for empire. With the rise of Japanese immigration to the United States, Japanese midwives (sanba) served as cultural brokers, as well as birth attendants for Issei women. They actively participated in the creation of Japanese American community and culture, as preservers of Japanese birthing customs and agents of cultural change. The history of Japanese American midwifery reveals the dynamic ...

Japanese American Midwives: Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880-1950 2005, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252072475

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Japanese American Midwives: Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880-1950 2005, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252030055

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