Paula A. Michaels
Other affiliations: Monash University, Clayton campus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Monash University
Bio: Paula A. Michaels is an academic researcher from University of Iowa. The author has contributed to research in topics: Natural childbirth & Empire. The author has an hindex of 8, co-authored 26 publications receiving 230 citations. Previous affiliations of Paula A. Michaels include Monash University, Clayton campus & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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14 Apr 2003
TL;DR: Michaels et al. as discussed by the authors reconstructs how the Soviet government used medicine and public health policty to transform the society, politics and culture of its outlying regions, revealing how Soviet authorities attempted to destroy traditional Kazakh culture.
Abstract: Rich in oil and stragegically located between Russian and China, Kazakhstan is one of the most economically and geopolitically important of the so-called Newly Independent States that emerged after the collapse of the USSR. Yet little is known in the West about its turbulent history under Soviet rule, particularly the ways that Soviet officials asserted colonial dominion over the Kazakhs and other ethnic minorities. This work reconstructs how the Soviet government used medicine and public health policty to transform the society, politics and culture of its outlying regions. On the surface, the Soviet drive to bring biomedicine to kazakh Central Asia seems altruistic. By combining colonial and postcolonial theory with intensive archival and ethnographic research however, Michaels reveals how Soviet authorities attempted to destroy traditional Kazakh culture. The author examines the technologies, medical personnel and public health initiatives intended to win the Kazakh people's gratitude and move the region toward what the Soviet state defined as civilization and political enlightenment. This work offers an in-depth exploration of this dramatic, bloody and transformative era in Kazakhstan's history.
20 Feb 2014
TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe conflict and change in psychoprophylaxis across Europe in the 1950s, and Lamaze goes global, 1957-67 6. Epilogye: Revolution of Cooptation?
Abstract: 1. Introduction 2. Medicalized Childbirth and Natural Childbirth 3. The Soviet Method,1936-51 4. "Science Knows No Borders": Psychoprophylaxis in France, 1951-56 4. "Passionate Controversies": Conflict and Change in Psychprophylaxis across Europe in the 1950s 5. Lamaze Goes Global, 1957-67 6. American Gains and Global Decline, 1968-80 7. Epilogye: Revolution of Cooptation?
TL;DR: In the spring of 1928, a doctor entered a remote village in southern Kazakhstan and found a world very different from his own as discussed by the authors, where the Turkic-speaking, Muslim, nomadic Kazakhs neither physically nor culturally reminded him of the Russian villagers that he grew up with or visited during the summers of his youth.
Abstract: In the spring of 1928 a doctor entered a remote village in southern Kazakhstan. Like hundreds of other physicians sent to the region, he came bearing information about germ theory, disease transmission, and ways to improve the Kazakhs' health and well-being. He found a world very different from his own. Lying south of Siberia and east of the Caspian Sea, these arid steppes bore no resemblance to the dense birch forests his eyes knew well. The Turkic-speaking, Muslim, nomadic Kazakhs neither physically nor culturally reminded him of the Russian villagers that we can imagine he grew up with or visited during the summers of his youth. Shortly after setting up shop in a felt tent, the doctor summoned the villagers to hear a series of lectures on topics ranging from syphilis to prenatal care to sanitation. Somewhat skeptical and at times quite reluctant, Kazakh men and women gathered and listened to these talks that the doctor's assistant haltingly interpreted into their native tongue. In reports back to his superiors, the physician noted the filth and squalor in which his would-be patients lived, their resistance to the notions he brought with him, and the distrust that forged a gulf between him and those he served. I While his medical methods and theories were unfamiliar, his appearance and way of life probably were not entirely unknown to the local population. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, large numbers of Russians and Ukrainians settled in northern Kazakhstan, where they established large farms. Their traditional migratory routes disrupted, Kazakhs
TL;DR: The Soviet governments pronatalist policies demonstrate the way in which the state legitimated its power in part through the issue of womens health and reproduction as well as instructing the public about the political significance of procreation and the ills of abortion.
Abstract: This article focuses on anti-abortion discourse and legislation in Kazakhstan where like Russia the number of abortions rose steadily during the 1920s. Increasing economic strain growing awareness of the availability of surgical abortion and changing morals contributed to this increase. Thus the very success of legalized abortion led to its downfall as women took their reproductive capabilities into their own hands and came into conflict with the states pronatalist population agenda. Abortion was depicted as a threat to womens physical well-being that could lead to infertility to an era when Soviet leaders needed an expanding workforce and military. The state began to circulate anti-abortion propaganda even before it enacted the 1936 abortion ban. However the state did not ban abortion entirely but made it legal only in cases when pregnancy is a threat to the mothers life. As part of the states drive to increase population it furthered its pronatalist agenda by instructing the public about the political significance of procreation and the ills of abortion. In conclusion the Soviet governments pronatalist policies demonstrate the way in which the state legitimated its power in part through the issue of womens health and reproduction.
TL;DR: The purpose is to show how transnational and transimperial approaches are vital to understanding some of the key issues with which historians of health, disease, and medicine are concerned and to show what can be gained from taking a broader perspective.
Abstract: The emergence of global history has been one of the more notable features of academic history over the past three decades. Although historians of disease were among the pioneers of one of its earlier incarnations—world history—the recent “global turn” has made relatively little impact on histories of health, disease, and medicine. Most continue to be framed by familiar entities such as the colony or nation-state or are confined to particular medical “traditions.” This article aims to show what can be gained from taking a broader perspective. Its purpose is not to replace other ways of seeing or to write a new “grand narrative” but to show how transnational and transimperial approaches are vital to understanding some of the key issues with which historians of health, disease, and medicine are concerned. Moving on from an analysis of earlier periods of integration, the article offers some reflections on our own era of globalization and on the emerging field of global health.
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a detailed account of everyday life in a psychiatric unit specialising in the treatment of Vietnam veterans with PTSD, including a number of fascinating transcripts of the group therapy and diagnostic sessions that he observed firsthand over a period of two years.
Abstract: As far back as we know, there have been individuals inca-pacitated by memories that have filled them with sadness and remorse, fright and horror, or a sense of irreparable loss. Only recently, however, have people tormented with such recollections been diagnosed as suffering from "post-traumatic stress disorder". Here Allan Young traces this malady, particularly as it is suffered by Vietnam veterans, to its beginnings in the emergence of ideas about the unconscious mind and to earlier manifestations of traumatic memory like shell shock or traumatic hysteria. In Young's view PTSD is not a timeless or universal phenomemon newly discovered. Rather, it is a "harmony of illusions, a cultural product gradually put together by the practices, technologies, and narratives with which it is diagnosed, studied, and treated and by the various interests, institutions, and moral arguments mobilising these efforts. This book is part history and part ethnography, and it includes a detailed account of everyday life in a psychiatric unit specialising in the treatment of Vietnam veterans with PTSD. To illustrate his points, Young presents a number of fascinating transcripts of the group therapy and diagnostic sessions that he observed firsthand over a period of two years. Through his comments and the tran-scripts themselves, the reader becomes familiar with the individual hospital personnel and clients and their struggle to make sense of life after a tragic war. One observes that everyone on the unit is heavily invested in the PTSD diagnosis: boundaries between therapist and patient are as unclear as were the distinctions between victim and victimizer in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
01 Jan 1946
TL;DR: In this article, the author made the attempt to give a full picture of the emotional development of girls from prepuberty onwards, and illustrated her contentions by a rich case material, gained in part by the psycho-analytical method, in part taken from
Abstract: Throughout her career as a psycho-analyst, Helene Deutsch has been interested in the specific factors of female psychology and has written various papers on the subject. In this book the author makes the attempt to give a full picture of the emotional development of girls from prepuberty onwards. She illustrates her contentions by a rich case material, gained in part by the psycho-analytical method, in part taken from
TL;DR: The Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union as mentioned in this paper is a classic book about the history of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath.
Abstract: (1995). The Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union. History: Reviews of New Books: Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 180-181.
01 Jan 2006