32 minutes | Nov 16th 2020

Contraction I: Power/Knowledge

During our first contraction dr. Elizabeth Newnham focusses on the constellation of power and knowledge in midwifery and obstetrics. Newnham is a midwife and academic researcher and teacher at Griffith University, Australia. She is the author of the book Towards the Huminisation of Birth: a Study of Epidural Analgesia and Hospital Birth Culture.


Contractions is produced by Inga Maria Thorsteinson, Rodante van der Waal and Vinny Taylor.
Contact: Rodantevanderwaal@gmail.com

EDIT: In the episode we've stated incorrectly that dr. Newnham works at Queensland University. This is not the case. She works at Griffith University, which is in Queensland. 

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