THE FOLKLORE OF A TEXAS MADAM

Apr - 11 2014

LANDLADY AT LA GRANGE: THE FOLKLORE OF A TEXAS MADAM1 Robbie Davis-Floyd   This article was originally published in the Journal of American Folklore 86(41):212-224, July-September 1973. This version has been revised and updated for publication on this website, as an important piece of Texana, and to preserve a record of the very woman-centered way […]

Dying As Medical Performance:

Apr - 11 2014

Dying As Medical Performance: The Oncologist As Charon Megan Biesele and Robbie Davis-Floyd In The Performance of Healing Carol Laderman and Marina Roseman, eds. New York: Routledge, 1996:291-322.   I think EVERYTHING in the universe is interconnected. And there are some interconnections we haven’t been conscious of, and they’ll come out sooner or later. Probably […]

The Art of Grieving Gracefully

Apr - 11 2014

The Art of Grieving Gracefully:   Robbie Davis-Floyd’s Suggestions for Coping with Loss and Pain   Begun in January 2002, completed for the moment June 2005   My daughter Peyton Elizabeth Floyd died as the result of a car accident in September 2000, four days before her 21st birthday. These are some of the things […]

Technologies of the Exterior / Interior

Apr - 11 2014

Technologies of the Exterior, Technologies of the Interior: Can We Expand the Discourse of Reproductive Studies?   Robbie Davis-Floyd   AFTERWORD to Body Talk: Rhetoric, Technology, Reproduction edited by Mary M. Lay, Laura J. Gurak, Clare Gravon, and Cynthia Myntti. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000, pp. 277-300.                 In their Introduction to […]

Culture and Birth: The Technocratic Imperative

Apr - 11 2014

Culture and Birth: The Technocratic Imperative This aticle was published in the International Journal of Childbirth Education, 9(2):6-7, 1994   Through the act of controlling birth, we disassociate ourselves with its raw power. Disassociation makes it easier to identify with our “civilized” nature, deny our “savage” roots and connection with indigenous cultures. Birth simultaneously encompasses […]

Joint Oral History Interview

Apr - 11 2014

INTERVIEW #2   Interviewees: Guy Thibodaux, Max Faget, Paul Purser Interviewers: Robbie Davis-Floyd and Ken Cox Interview date:  Sept. 10, 1996 at the home of Guy Thibodaux in Clear Lake, Texas   Recap: Interview #1 was with Guy Thibodaux, the engineer and rocket propulsion scientist responsible for the propulsion work on Mercury and many other […]

Windows in Space and Time

Apr - 11 2014

Windows in Space and Time: A Personal Perspective on Birth and Death   Robbie Davis-Floyd   This article appears in Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, Vol. 30( 4):272-277, Dec. 2003. The author gives permission for its reproduction.     My daughter was born through a window in my uterus, and she died through the windshield […]

On Pregnancy

Apr - 11 2014

On Pregnancy Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Ph.D. and Eugenia Georges, Ph.D. This entry appears in the Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, New Haven CT: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. pp. 1014-1016. The experience of pregnancy encompasses physiological, psychological, spiritual, and socio-cultural dimensions. Because the future of any given culture depends heavily on women’s procreative abilities, these abilities […]

ON BIOMEDICINE

Apr - 11 2014

ON BIOMEDICINE   Atwood D. Gaines and Robbie Davis-Floyd   This entry appears in the Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology, eds. Carol and Melvin Ember. Yale: Human Relations Area Files, 2003.   Naming the Subject   The designation “Biomedicine” as the name of the professional medicine of the West emphasizes the fact that this is a […]

Inner Space and Outer Space as CyberSpace?

Apr - 11 2014

Inner Space and Outer Space as CyberSpace? Technocratizing Womb and World Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association December 1994, Atlanta Draft for Oral Presentation–References Not Included. Abstract Current planning for the commercialization of outer space by a NASA/aerospace industry interface group called SATWG (Strategic Avionics Technology Working Group) is focusing […]

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