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Building the infrastructure, modeling the nation: The case of birth in Palestine

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dc.contributor.editor 2008 2017-10-04T10:35:31Z 2017-10-04T10:35:31Z 2008
dc.identifier 10.1007/s11013-008-9098-y
dc.description.abstract This article explores the intersection between the professional politics of medicine and national politics during the second Palestinian uprising, which erupted in 2000. Through an analysis of stories about childbirth from actors in the birth process-obstetricians, midwives and birth mothers-it examines two overlapping movements that contributed to building the public health infrastructure, the movement of sumud or steadfastness (1967-87) and the popular health movement (1978-94), as well as their contemporary afterlife. Finally, it deals with relations between medicine and governance through an analysis of the interpenetration of medical and political authority. The birth stories bring to light two contrasting visions of a nation in the context of restrictions on mobility and a ground chopped up by checkpoints. The quasi-postcolonial condition of Palestine as popular construct, institutional protostate organism, and the lived experience of its experts and of its gendered subjects underlie the ethnographic accounts. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
dc.format.extent Pages: (328-357)
dc.language English
dc.publisher DORDRECHT
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 32; no. 3; Pages: (328-357);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Building the infrastructure, modeling the nation: The case of birth in Palestine
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Wick, L., Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Wick, L.; Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Wick, L
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Wick, L (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Social and Behav Sci, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden CMPSD
dc.identifier.pubmedID 18561006
dc.identifier.scopusID 48349119527
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Cult. Med. Psychiatr.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Cult. Med. Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 32
dc.source.ID WOS:000257547900002
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Childbirth
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Nation-building
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Palestine
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Public health
dc.subject.otherIndex Arab
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex birth
dc.subject.otherIndex delivery room
dc.subject.otherIndex health care policy
dc.subject.otherIndex health service
dc.subject.otherIndex history
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex policy
dc.subject.otherIndex politics
dc.subject.otherIndex public health
dc.subject.otherIndex social status
dc.subject.otherIndex Arabs
dc.subject.otherIndex Delivery Rooms
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Policy
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Services Administration
dc.subject.otherIndex History, 20th Century
dc.subject.otherIndex History, 21st Century
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Parturition
dc.subject.otherIndex Politics
dc.subject.otherIndex Public Health
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Conditions
dc.subject.otherIndex Urban Renewal
dc.subject.otherWOS Anthropology
dc.subject.otherWOS Psychiatry
dc.subject.otherWOS Social Sciences, Biomedical

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