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Obstructed Labour: Race and Gender in the Re-Emergence of Midwifery

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Obstructed Labour analyzes how the movement to legalize midwifery in Ontario reproduced racial inequality by excluding from practice hundreds of professional midwives from the global south.

Sheryl Nestel traces how racist exclusion operated to produce the Ontario midwifery movement and the bureaucratic structures that superceded it, as all-white spaces. Examining global mac
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 19th 2007 by UBC Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Ty
Mar 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Laura, Lauren
Recommended to Ty by: Sheryl Nestel
My professor wrote this and it taught me so much about Ontario's Midwifery history and politics, especially how it is tied to critical issues of race.

It was awesomet to get to pick the author's brain for a full hour yesterday and have her share both positive and negative reviews she's gotten for this work.
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