Brotherhood of St Laurence

Asian mothers, western birth : pregnancy, childbirth and childrearing : the Asian experience in an English-speaking country / edited by Pranee Liamputtong Rice.

Contributor(s): Liamputtong, Pranee (ed.)
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Ausmed Publications 1999Edition: 2nd edDescription: xix, 292 pISBN: 0958717176Other title: Asian Mothers, Australian BirthUniform titles: Asian mothers, Australian birth. Subject(s): Childbirth -- Asia -- Cross-cultural studies | Birth customs -- Asia -- Cross-cultural studies | Pregnancy | Child Rearing | Cross-Cultural Comparison -- Australia | Cross-Cultural Comparison -- Asia | Minority Women | Asians -- Health and hygiene | Asians -- Social life and customs | Life Chances StudyDDC classification: 392.1 ASI LOC classification: GT2465.A78 | A84 1999
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"First published July 1994 (as Asian Mothers, Australian Birth)" - verso t.p.

Chapter 12 Life chances: Issues of childrearing and poverty among Asian immigrants, by Janet Taylor, p. 191-211. The chapter draws on the first stage of the longitudinal "Life Chances" study undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and looks at the situation and experiences of 33 Asian-Australian mothers with young babies. (p.191)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-285) and index.

Part. 1. Setting the scene -- pt. 2. Pregnancy, childbirth and childbearing - towards traditional beliefs and practices -- pt. 3. Pregnancy and childbirth in the Australian setting -- pt. 4. Childbearing and infant care in the Australian setting -- pt. 5. New research for the second edition.

This edition contains the original material that made "Asian Mothers, Australian Birth" so important, plus new chapters that look specifically at the needs of Asian women who have migrated to a Western country and now confront the cultural challenges that occur as women engage in the natural behaviour of motherhood.

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Book Brotherhood of St Laurence
392.1 ASI (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 303831

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