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  1. Hospital Land USA

    Sociological Adventures in Medicalization

    By Wendy Simonds

    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 February 1st 2016 by Routledge

  2. Laboring On

    Birth in Transition in the United States

    By Wendy Simonds, Barbara Katz Rothman, Bari Meltzer Norman

    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 15th 2006 by Routledge

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