Return to home page
Searching: Muskingum library catalog
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
Author Cody, Lisa Forman.
Title Birthing the nation : sex, science, and the conception of eighteenth-century Britons / Lisa Forman Cody.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

Subject Human reproduction -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Human reproduction -- Political aspects -- Great Britain.
Nationalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Childbirth -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Midwives -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Sex role -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Childbirth -- Political aspects -- Great Britain.
Midwifery -- history.
Gender Identity.
History, 18th Century.
Reproductive Behavior -- history.
Sex Factors.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
United Kingdom.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 353 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-335) and index.
Contents Contents; List of figures; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Mothers, Midwives, and Mysteries; 3. Abortions, Witches, and Catholics: Reproduction and Revolution; 4. 'Is not your Lordship with child too?': Pregnant Fathers and Fathers of Science; 5. Imagining Mothers; 6. Breeding Scottish Obstetrics in Dr Smellie's London; 7. Revolutionary Bodies in the Britain of George III; 8. Sex, Science, and Race; 9. The State Takes Charge: Conceived, Consummated, Counted; 10. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191514975 (electronic bk.)
0191514977 (electronic bk.)
9780199268641 (alk. paper)
0199268649 (alk. paper)
0199268649 (Cloth)
OCLC # 132692910
Additional Format Print version: Cody, Lisa Forman. Birthing the nation. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0199268649 9780199268641 (DLC) 2004019726 (OCoLC)56368700