This chapter begins by describing the care that the Alpha Hospital gives to its patients as “war-zone medicine”. It explains that race is a discursive phenomenon; race encompasses ideas about difference that become visible and tangible as they are made to be reflected in material conditions within society. It notes that material and societal conditions appear to affirm the veracity of ideas about race and the unfortunate dialectic continues. It examines this dialectical process of race formation as it occurs during women's pregnancies because pregnancy engages racial discourses to such a dramatic extent that pregnancy can be described as a racially salient event.
California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.