Privileges of Birth: Constellations of Care, Myth, and Race in South Africa centers around the natural birth movement in South Africa, where births are largely determined by socioeconomic factors. Jennifer Rogerson argues for examining care in relation to race and privilege, specifically what care means in specific contexts. Privileges of Birth is an ethnography about the “constellation” of care, race, and privilege among an atypical group of women in South Africa.
Vega, R.A. (2020), Privileges of Birth: Constellations of Care, Myth, and Race in South Africa. Rogerson, Jennifer J. M., New York: Berghahn Books, 2020, 200 pp.. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 34: e70-e72. doi:10.1111/maq.12580
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