Midwives in Passage
The Modernisation of Maternity Care
Midwives in Passage provides a unique look at the organization of midwifery from the vantage point of several generations of midwives in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Benoit explores the social factors that undermine or enhance midwives' control over their education and practice, and calls into question both traditional and recent assumptions concerning professionalism for female service workers.
"Benoit takes a strong stand, blending original ethnographic work with wider literature on midwifery, medicalization, and the socialogy of work. Since its publication, I have this book unreservedly to anyone interested in midwifery. "- Brian Burtch