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Practising childbirth activism: a politics of evidence


  • Madeleine Akrich

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech)

  • Maire Leane

    (University College Cork)

  • Celia Roberts

    (Lancaster University)

  • João Arriscado Nunes

    (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra)


Shows that how knowledge-related activities are central to activism in childbirth organization, comparing the UK, Ireland, Portugal and France.

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  • Madeleine Akrich & Maire Leane & Celia Roberts & João Arriscado Nunes, 2012. "Practising childbirth activism: a politics of evidence," CSI Working Papers Series 023, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech.
  • Handle: RePEc:emn:wpaper:023

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    1. Anglin, Mary K., 1997. "Working from the inside out: Implications of breast cancer activism for biomedical policies and practices," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 44(9), pages 1403-1415, May.
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    1. Madeleine Akrich & Orla O'Donovan & Vololona Rabeharisoa, 2013. "The entanglement of scientific and political claims:towards a new form of patients’ activism," CSI Working Papers Series 035, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech.

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    patients organisations; childirth; France; Portugal; UK; Ireland; evidence-based medicine; statistics;

    JEL classification:

    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General


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