TITLE

Iowa State University Professor in Book Examines Change From Cultural World of Child Care to 'Medicalized Motherhood'

PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;10/25/2000, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
The rise of medicine's role in child health, its impact on mothers and its consequences for race relations is examined in a new book "Medicalized Motherhood" by Jacquelyn Litt, Iowa State University assistant professor of sociology and women's studies. Litt interviewed Jewish and African American women who were mothers in the 1930's and 1940's in Philadelphia. According to the book, upper and middle class Jewish and African American women turned to their own homogenous networks to find doctors. Poor African American women lacked networks that connected them to medicine. Their networks were geared more toward everyday survival and mutual support.
ACCESSION #
11082741

 

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