Writing Childbirth: Women’s Rhetorical Agency in Labor and Online (Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms)

Writing Childbirth: Women’s Rhetorical Agency in Labor and Online (Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms)


Women looking to convey matters approximately childbirth or to problem institutionalized drugs by way of writing on-line start plans or beginning tales workout rhetorical enterprise in undeniably feminist methods. In Writing Childbirth: Women’s Rhetorical business enterprise in hard work and on-line, author Kim Hensley Owens explores how ladies create and use daily rhetorics in making plans for, experiencing, and writing approximately childbirth.

Drawing on clinical texts, renowned suggestion books, and on-line delivery plans and start tales, in addition to the result of a childbirth writing survey, Owens considers how women’s employer in childbirth is sanctioned, and the way it isn't. She examines how women’s rhetorical offerings in writing engage with institutionalized drugs and societal norms. Writing Childbirth unearths the contradictory messages ladies obtain approximately childbirth, their conflicting expectancies approximately it, and the way writing and expertise give a contribution to and reconcile those messages and expectations.

Demonstrating the price of extending rhetorical investigations of future health and medication past patient-physician interactions and the discourse of physicians, Writing Childbirth bargains clean perception into feminist rhetorical company and know-how and expands our knowing of the rhetorics of healthiness and medicine. 

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