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Title: “Birthing” versus “being delivered”: Of bodies, ideologies, and institutions
Authors: Weik, Elke
First Published: 2009
Publisher: Emerald
Citation: Institutions and Ideology / Renate E. Meyer, Kerstin Sahlin, Marc J. Ventresca, Peter Walgenbach (ed.), pp.171-201.
Abstract: This chapter at hand applies and extends Friedland and Alford's model of institutional logics to the case of birth practises focusing on a number of interrelated topics, namely, identity, trust, and ideology. It draws on Giddens's theory of modernity to “bring society back in,” as Friedland and Alford have formulated one major point of critique against existing institutional approaches. In its theoretical discussion, the chapter will focus on two issues: first, the treatment of conflict as a motor of institutional dynamics, and second, the relation between institutions and agency. The empirical data is based on participant observation, qualitative interviews with midwives and obstetricians, and a review of magazines and television material concerning birth and parenting.
Series/Report no.: Research in the Sociology of Organizations;Vol. 27
DOI Link: 10.1108/S0733-558X(2009)0000027008
ISSN: 0733-558X
ISBN: 978-1-84855-866-3
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2009 Emerald Publishing. Deposited with reference to the publisher's 'Authors' Charter' available on the Emerald website.
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