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The George and Diana Sharpe Perinatal Lectureship in Nursing

“Culture and Birth: An Evolutionary Perspective”

Dr. Sean Clarke

Dr. Sean Clarke

Presented by : Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Anthropology, UT Austin
Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Time: 1:00 PM | Reception to Follow

Location: School of Nursing. | 1700 Red River, Austin, Texas | Room 1.112 (MPR)

Parking: Self parking is available in Trinity Garage for a fee. Trinity Garage is located at the intersection of Trinity and MLK.

Free Admission. Open to the public.
Please rsvp to

What can the story of the Three Little Pigs teach us about childbirth?
Why is “the big bad wolf” the focal point of the story, and what does the
wolf stand for, metaphorically speaking? Come and learn about birth in
evolutionary perspective and how present concepts of childbirth and
midwifery need to integrate pre-modern understandings with a
postmodern perspective!

Download the Critical Issues in Healthcare Lecture Series (PDF).