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A representação cultural de um “parto natural”: o ordenamento do corpo grávido em meados do século XX

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A representação cultural de um “parto natural”: o ordenamento do corpo grávido em meados do século XX
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FapUNIFESP (SciELO), November 2018
DOI 10.1590/1413-812320182311.27812016
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Lilian Fernandes Arial Ayres, Bruno David Henriques, Wellington Mendonça de Amorim


The scope of this study is to discuss teaching strategies directed towards women to institutionalize the representation of normal birth based on the work "Natural Childbirth: A Guide for Future Parents", published in 1955. The research begins with a historical and cultural analysis of the 1955, 1957, 1960 and 1964 editions of this book. It is aided by materials published, in the same period, which share the same meanings and representations concerning issues surrounding childbirth in the Brazilian context. It is a period marked by retrospectives and the emergence of methods for preparing women for the childbirth process. The results of our analysis, in the light of Roger Chartier's theoretical framework, especially applying the notion of representation of Michel Foucault, indicate that the apparatuses used in the work's registers sought to propose a disciplinary model for childbirth: institutionalization, medical insertion and industrialization of normal childbirth in the Brazilian context of the mid-twentieth century.

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Unknown 17 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 12%
Other 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 6 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Unspecified 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 35%