Sociological Adventures in Medicalization
Hospital Land USA is analyzes hospital culture using images, narratives, popular culture, and art to demonstrate the process of medicalization. Simonds deconstructs hospital culture in order to compel critical thinking about our healthcare system. Hospital Land USA illuminates broad cultural in/...
To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge
Birth in Transition in the United States
Series: Perspectives on Gender
Facing the polar forces of an epidemic of Cesarean sections and epidurals and home-like labor rooms, American birth is in transition. Caught between the most extreme medicalization — best seen in a Cesarean section rate of nearly 30 percent — and a rhetoric of women’s "choices" and "the natural,"...
Published November 14th 2006 by Routledge