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Midwifery, Childbirth and the Media

Editors: Luce, Ann, Hundley, Vanora, van Teijlingen, Edwin (Eds.)

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  • Unique focus: there are no edited collections around midwifery and media
  •  Accessibility: this is a shorter title with chapters that cover a wide variety of media, making it engaging to a range of readers
  • Breadth of coverage: addresses both the theoretical and practical implications facing representations of midwifery and media
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About this book

This edited collection - one of a kind in its field - addresses the theoretical and practical implications facing representations of midwifery and media.  Bringing together international scholars and practitioners, this succinct volume offers a cross-disciplinary discussion regarding the role of media in childbirth, midwifery and pregnancy representation. One chapter critiques the provision and dissemination of health information and promotional materials in a suburban antenatal clinic, while others are devoted to specific forms of media - television, the press, social media – looking at how each contribute to women’s perceptions and anxieties with regard to childbirth.

About the authors

Ann Luce is Principal Academic of Journalism and Communication at Bournemouth University.

Vanora Hundley is Professor of Midwifery in the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health at Bournemouth University
Edwin van Teijlingen is Professor of Reproductive Health Research, Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health at Bournemouth University

Reviews

“In the twenty first century our media image and digital foot print are rapidly becoming the most important window into our profession. In a rapidly changing environment this book provides an up to date and informative insight into how our profession is affected by the media and how our profession can inform and influence the image of midwifery. This area is going to become even more important in the future universities and trusts increasingly use broadcast and social media to manage information and inform our clients of the services we provide.  This book will be the important first text in a new growth area. It brings together an internationally recognised group of authors who are experts in this field. I wholeheartedly recommend it to you.” (Lee Wright, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham City University, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Luce, Ann (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Love Birth, Hate One Born Every Minute? Birth Community Discourse Around Televised Childbirth

    Roberts, Julie (et al.)

    Pages 7-22

  • Birth Stories in British Newspapers: Why Midwives Must Speak up

    Maclean, Emily

    Pages 23-43

  • An Everyday Trauma: How the Media Portrays Infant Feeding

    Angell, Catherine

    Pages 45-59

  • How Media Promote Fear Around Childbirth

    Leachman, Alexia

    Pages 61-77

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eBook £39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63513-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63512-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87575-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Midwifery, Childbirth and the Media
Editors
  • Ann Luce
  • Vanora Hundley
  • Edwin van Teijlingen
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63513-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63513-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63512-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87575-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 161
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