Articles and book chapters

Peer-review articles and book chapters

2011
Working with Anthropology in Policy and Practice: An Activist’s Report. Anthropology in Action, 18(2):3–8.
2011
With Debra PascaliBonaro, MayriSagady-Leslie, Helene Vadeboncoeur, Rae Davies, Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon.
The International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative: Working to Achieve Optimal Maternity Care Worldwide. International Journal of Childbirth 1(3): 196-212.
2011
Which Models of Care Most Effectively Promote Normality? In Promoting Normal Birth: Research, Reflections, and Guidelines. Sylvie Donna, ed. Pp. 55-67. Fresh Heart Publishing.
2011
With Debra PascaliBonaro, MayriSagady Leslie, Rae Davies, Helene Vadeboncoeur, and Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon. The International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization: Working to Create Optimal Maternity Care Worldwide. In The 21st Century Motherhood Movement: Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How To Do It. Andrea O’Reilly, ed. Pp. 181-195, Demeter Press.
2009
With Lisa Mills, The CASA Hospital and the CASA School for Professional Midwives in Mexico. In Birth Models That Work. Robbie Davis-Floyd et aleds. Pp. 305-336. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2009
With Melissa Cheyney, Birth and the Big Bad Wolf: An Evolutionary Perspective. In Childbirth across Cultures. Helene Selin and P. Stone. Dordrecht, eds. Pp. 1-22.The Netherlands: Springer Science.
2008
Practitioner Profile: Applying Anthropology to Birth. In Culture and Health: An Introduction to Applied Medical Anthropology. Michael Winkelman, ed. New York: Jossey-Bass, a Publishing Unit of John Wiley & Sons.

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2006
With Christine Barbara Johnson, Why Are Social Scientists Studying the Development of Direct-Entry Midwifery in the US? Introduction to Mainstreaming Midwives: The Politics of Professionalization, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christine Barbara Johnson, eds. Pp. 1-26.
New York: Routledge
2006
ACNM and MANA: Divergent Histories and Convergent Trends . In Mainstreaming Midwives, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christina Johnson, eds. Pp. 29-80.
New York: Routledge.
2006
With Maureen May, Idealism and Pragmatism in the Creation of the Certified Midwife: The Development of Midwifery in New York and the New York Midwifery Practice Act of 1992 In Mainstreaming Midwives, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christina Johnson, eds. Pp. 81-162.
New York: Routledge.
2006
Qualified Commodification: The Creation of the Certified Professional Midwife . In Mainstreaming Midwives, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christina Johnson, eds. Pp. 163-204.

New York: Routledge.

2006
With Christina Johnson, Renegade Midwives: Assets or Liabilities? In Mainstreaming Midwives, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christina Johnson, eds. Pp. 447-468. New York: Routledge.
2006
With Christine Johnson, Home to Hospital Transport: Fractured Articulations or Magical Mandorlas? In Mainstreaming Midwives, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christina Johnson, eds. Pp. 469-506. New York: Routledge.
2006
With Christine Johnson, Why Midwives Matter: Overcoming Barriers to Caretake the Power of Birth. In Mainstreaming Midwives, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christina Johnson, eds. Pp. 507-540. New York: Routledge.
2004
Consuming Childbirth: The Qualified Commodification of Midwifery Care. In Consuming Motherhood. Danielle Wozniak, Linda Layne, and Janelle Taylor, eds. Pp. 211-248.New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers U. Press.
2003
Home Birth Emergencies in the U.S. and Mexico: The Trouble with Transport. In Reproduction Gone Awry, a special issue of Social Science and Medicine. Gwynne Jenkins and Marcia Inhorn, eds. 56(9): 1913-1931.
2001
The Technocratic, Humanistic, and Holistic Models of Birth . International Journal of Gynecology& Obstetrics 75, Supplement No. 1, pp. S5-S23.
2001
La ParteraProfesional: Articulating Identity and Cultural Space for a New Kind of Midwife in Mexico . In Daughters of Time: The Shifting Identities of Contemporary Midwives, a special issue of Medical Anthropology. Robbie Davis-Floyd, Sheila Cosminsky, and Stacy L Pigg , eds. Vol. 20(2-3):185-243.

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2001
With Cecilia Benoit, Edwin van Teijlingen, SirpaWrede, Jane Sandall, and Janneli Miller. Designing Midwives: A Transnational Comparison of Educational Models . In Birth by Design: Pregnancy, Maternity Care, and Midwifery in North America and Europe. Raymond DeVries, Edwin van Teijlingen, SirpaWrede, and Cecilia Benoit, eds. Pp. 139-165. New York: Routledge.
2000
Technologies of the Exterior, Technologies of the Interior: Can We Expand the Discourse of Reproductive Studies? Afterword to Body Talk: Rhetoric, Technology, Reproduction. Mary M. Lay, Laura J. Gurak, Clare Gravon, and Cynthia Myntti, eds. Pp. 277-300. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
1998
From Technobirth to Cyborg Babies: Reflections on the Emergent Discourse of a Holistic Anthropologist. In Cyborg Babies (see above), pp. 255-284.
1996
With Elizabeth Davis. Intuition as Authoritative Knowledge in Midwifery and Home Birth . In The Social Production of Authoritative Knowledge about Childbirth, a special issue of Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Carolyn Sargent,eds. 10(2):237-269.
1994
The Technocratic Body: American Childbirth as Cultural Expression . Social Science and Medicine 38(8):1125-1140.
1992
The Technocratic Body and the Organic Body: Cultural Models for Women’s Birth Choices.In The Anthropology of Science and Technology. David J. Hess and Linda L. Layne, eds. A special issue of Knowledge and Society, Volume 9. Hartford, Conn.: JAI Press.
1990
The Role of American Obstetrics in the Resolution of Cultural Anomaly. Social Science and Medicine 31 (2):175-189.
1988
Birth as an American Rite of Passage. In Childbirth in America: Anthropological Perspectives. Karen Michaelson, ed. Pp. 153-172. Beacon Hill, MA: Bergin and Garvey Publishers.
1987
Pregnancy and Cultural Confusion: Contradictions in Socialization. In Cultural Constructions of Woman, Pauline Kolenda, ed. Pp. 9-71. Salem, WI: Sheffield Press.
1987
Obstetric Training as a Rite of Passage .In Obstetrics in the United States: Woman, Physician, and Society. Robert Hahn, ed. Special Issue of the Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 1(3): 288-318. (Reprinted in Miller, Cultural Anthropology, 7th edition.)
1987
The Technological Model of Birth . In Folklore and Feminism, Special Issue of the Journal of American Folklore, 100 (398): 93-109.