PM Press
Birth work as care work124 páginas
Stories from Activist Birth CommunitiesISBN: 978-1-62963-151-6
Alana Apfel14,00 €
PM Press

Birth Work as Care Work presents a vibrant collection of stories and insights from the front lines of birth activist communities. The personal has once more become political, and birth workers, supporters, and doulas now find themselves at the fore of collective struggles for freedom and dignity.

The author, herself a scholar and birth justice organizer, provides a unique platform to explore the political dynamics of birth work, drawing connections between birth, reproductive labor, and the struggles of caregiving communities today. Articulating a politics of care work in and through the reproductive process, the book brings diverse voices into conversation to explore multiple possibilities and avenues for change.

At a moment when agency over our childbirth experiences is increasingly centralized in the hands of professional elites, Birth Work as Care Work presents creative new ways to reimagine the trajectory of our reproductive processes. Most importantly, the contributors present new ways of thinking about the entire life cycle, providing a unique and creative entry point into the essence of all human struggle—the struggle over the reproduction of life itself.

El arcano de la reproducción - Leopoldina FortunatiNew Left Reiew 116-117 - VV. AA.Los 80 - Jacobo CelnikGorilas en la niebla - Dian FosseyEl hilo conductor de la ecología - André GorzNegra por los cuatro costados - C. Riley Snorton