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A social history of wet nursing in America : from breast to bottle, Janet Golden

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A social history of wet nursing in America : from breast to bottle
Title
A social history of wet nursing in America
Title remainder
from breast to bottle
Statement of responsibility
Janet Golden
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle examines the intersection of medical science, social theory, and cultural practices as they shaped relations among wet nurses, physicians, and families from the colonial period through the twentieth century. It explores how Americans used wet nursing to solve infant-feeding problems in the eighteenth century, shows why wet nursing became controversial in the nineteenth century as motherhood slowly became medicalized, and elaborates how the development of scientific infant feeding eliminated wet nursing by the beginning of the twentieth century
  • Setting these changes in the context of women's history and the history of medicine, the book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the cultural authority of medical science, the role of physicians in shaping child-rearing practices, the social construction of motherhood, and the profound dilemmas of class and culture that played out in the private space of the nursery
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golden, Janet Lynne
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ216
LC item number
.G63 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 E-730
  • WS 125
NLM item number
G617s 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wet nurses
  • Motherhood
  • Infants
  • Breastfeeding
  • Physician and patient
  • Breast Feeding
  • Bottle Feeding
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Social Environment
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infants
  • Motherhood
  • Physician and patient
  • Wet nurses
  • Voedsters
  • Borstvoeding
  • Kinderverzorging
  • Amme
  • Geschichte
  • Säuglingsernährung
  • United States
  • USA
Label
A social history of wet nursing in America : from breast to bottle, Janet Golden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Public discourse and private relations: Wet nursing in colonial America -- 2. The new motherhood and the new view of wet nurses, 1780-1865 -- 3. Finding "just the right kind of woman": The urban wet nurse marketplace, 1830-1900 -- 4. "Victims of distressing circumstances": The wet nurse labor force and the offspring of wet nurses, 1860-1910 -- 5. Medical oversight and medical dilemmas: The physician and the wet nurse, 1870-1910 -- 6. "Obliged to have wet nurses": Relations in the private household, 1870-1925 -- 7. "Therapeutic merchandise": Human milk in the twentieth century -- Epilogue: From commodity to gift
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780521495448
Lccn
95022149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32665906
  • (OCoLC)ocm32665906
Label
A social history of wet nursing in America : from breast to bottle, Janet Golden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Public discourse and private relations: Wet nursing in colonial America -- 2. The new motherhood and the new view of wet nurses, 1780-1865 -- 3. Finding "just the right kind of woman": The urban wet nurse marketplace, 1830-1900 -- 4. "Victims of distressing circumstances": The wet nurse labor force and the offspring of wet nurses, 1860-1910 -- 5. Medical oversight and medical dilemmas: The physician and the wet nurse, 1870-1910 -- 6. "Obliged to have wet nurses": Relations in the private household, 1870-1925 -- 7. "Therapeutic merchandise": Human milk in the twentieth century -- Epilogue: From commodity to gift
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780521495448
Lccn
95022149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32665906
  • (OCoLC)ocm32665906

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