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ERIC Number: EJ542428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
The Rhetoric of Midwifery: Conflicts and Conversations in the Minnesota Home Birth Community in the 1990s.
Lay, Mary M.; And Others
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v82 n4 p383-401 Nov 1996
Applies and tests Foucault's theories about local centers of power and knowledge by rhetorically analyzing a Minnesota Midwifery Study Advisory Group. Illustrates how knowledge may be produced/suppressed and how a rhetor may become empowered by projecting negative traits upon the "other." Demonstrates how some traditional midwives achieved status within the public sphere, temporarily resisting state authority surveillance. (PA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota