Birthing the Nation

Birthing the Nation

Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons

eBook - 2005
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Birthing the Nation analyses two intertwined narratives that shaped eighteenth-century British life: the development of the modern British state, and the emergence of the man-midwife as the pre-eminent authority over sex and childbirth. By exploring peculiar episodes in the history of the reproductive body and the body politic, from stories of pregnant men to rumours that a midwife had foisted a 'suppositious' child on the nation as the Prince of Wales, this original and provocative work proposes how national, religious, ethnic, and gendered identities were experienced through and symbolized by birth and midwifery.
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2005
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780191514975
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (376 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)


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