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A Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization

Barbara Katz Rothman


There are people dedicated to improving the way we eat, and people dedicated to improving the way we give birth. A Bun in the Oven is the first comparison of these two social movements. In this book Barbara Katz Rothman traces the food and the birth movements through three major phases over the course of the 20th century in the United States: from the early-20th-century era of scientific management; through to the consumerism of post–World War II with its “turn to the French” in making things gracious; to the late-20th-century counterculture midwives and countercuisine cooks. Katz Rothman then ... More

Keywords: birth, food, industrialization, social movements, midwifery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479855308
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479855308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Katz Rothman, author
City University of New York