Where There Is No Midwife

Birth and Loss in Rural India
Author: Sarah Pinto
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857450336
Category: Social Science
Page: 342
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In the Sitapurdistrict of Uttar Pradesh, an agricultural region with high rates of infant mortality, maternal health services are poor while family planning efforts are intensive. By following the daily lives of women in this setting, the author considers the women’s own experiences of birth and infant death, their ways of making-do, and the hierarchies they create and contend with. This book develops an approach to the care that focuses on emotion, domestic spaces, illicit and extra-institutional biomedicine, and household and neighborly relations that these women are able to access. It shows that, as part of the concatenation of affect and access, globalized moralities about reproduction are dependent on ambiguous ideas about caste. Through the unfolding of birth and death, a new vision of "untouchability" emerges that is integral to visions of progress.

Childbirth, Midwifery and Concepts of Time


Author: Christine McCourt
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857455427
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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All cultures are concerned with the business of childbirth, so much so that it can never be described as a purely physiological or even psychological event. This volume draws together work from a range of anthropologists and midwives who have found anthropological approaches useful in their work. Using case studies from a variety of cultural settings, the writers explore the centrality of the way time is conceptualized, marked and measured to the ways of perceiving and managing childbirth: how women, midwives and other birth attendants are affected by issues of power and control, but also actively attempt to change established forms of thinking and practice. The stories are engaging as well as critical and invite the reader to think afresh about time, and about reproduction.

Achieving Procreation

Childlessness and IVF in Turkey
Author: Merve Demircioğlu Göknar
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782386351
Category: Medical
Page: 214
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Managing social relationships for childless couples in pro-natalist societies can be a difficult art to master, and may even become an issue of belonging for both men and women. With ethnographic research gathered from two IVF clinics and in two villages in northwestern Turkey, this book explores infertility and assisted reproductive technologies within a secular Muslim population. Göknar investigates the experience of infertility through various perspectives, such as the importance of having a child for women, the mediating role of religion, the power dynamics in same-gender relationships, and the impact of manhood ideologies on the decision for — or against — having IVF.

The anthropology of pregnancy loss

comparative studies in miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death
Author: Rosanne Cecil
Publisher: Berg Pub Ltd
ISBN: 9781859731208
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 226
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How much influence does culture have on a mother's reactions to pregnancy loss? At what stage is a fetus attributed with human status? How does this affect the mother's reactions to the loss of a baby? Contemporary, historical and oral-history accounts from regions as diverse as rural North India, urban America, South Africa and Northern Ireland, provide a fascinating insight into the experience and management of miscarriage across a number of different cultures. The authors explore how the social, technological and medical context in which miscarriages occur can affect the ways in which women experience such an event. In the West, advances in medical technology, a low infant-mortality rate and a low birth rate have raised expectations as to the successful outcome of each pregnancy. In addition, the early confirmation of pregnancy makes consequent pregnancy loss -- which might have gone unnoticed or unconfirmed in the past -- all the more difficult for mothers in the West. Yet, mourning rituals and behaviour at a pregnancy loss, which may be elaborate in some societies, are generally considered to be inappropriate in many Western societies. Differing social beliefs regarding the causes of miscarriage, preventative measures and curative treatments are also examined. Medical anthropologists, sociologists and health professionals will all find this book fascinating reading.

Issues in Gynecology, Obstetrics, Fertility, and Pregnancy Research: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464964262
Category: Medical
Page: 1665
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Issues in Gynecology, Obstetrics, Fertility, and Pregnancy Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Gynecology, Obstetrics, Fertility, and Pregnancy Research. The editors have built Issues in Gynecology, Obstetrics, Fertility, and Pregnancy Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Gynecology, Obstetrics, Fertility, and Pregnancy Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Gynecology, Obstetrics, Fertility, and Pregnancy Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Klatsch

Zur Sozialform der diskreten Indiskretion
Author: Jörg R. Bergmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110875195
Category: Social Science
Page: 301
View: 9077

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Gender-Religion


Author: Rainer Emig,Sabine Demel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sex role
Page: 175
View: 1184

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Papyros Ebers

Das älteste Buch über Heilkunde
Author: H. Joachim
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111521761
Category: History
Page: 234
View: 5729

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Das Kind im Alten Ägypten

Die Stellung des Kindes in Familie und Gesellschaft nach altägyptischen Texten und Darstellungen
Author: Erika Feucht
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593352770
Category: Families
Page: 610
View: 1970

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Gesellschaft und Geschichte

Zur Kritik der kritischen Theorie
Author: Michael Theunissen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111573982
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 40
View: 9651

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Die globale sexuelle Revolution

Zerstörung der Freiheit im Namen der Freiheit
Author: Gabriele Kuby
Publisher: Fe-Medienverlag
ISBN: 3863570790
Category: Religion
Page: 456
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Die globale sexuelle Revolution, vorangetrieben von UN und EU, hat sich zunächst hinter dem Rücken der Öffentlichkeit in Politik, Institutionen und Ausbildungseinrichtungen eingeschlichen. Inzwischen ist daraus längst ein gewaltiges gesellschaftliches Umerziehungsprogramm geworden, welches die Voraussetzungen einer freiheitlichen Gesellschaft zerstört und zunehmend totalitäre Züge annimmt. In diesem Buch lesen Sie, was man heute nicht mehr sagen darf über • UN und EU als Betreiber der sexuellen Revolution • die große Umerziehung zum sexualisierten Gender-Menschen • die politische Vergewaltigung der Sprache • die Seuche der Pornografie • die Homosexuellen-Bewegung • Sex-Erziehung in Schule und Kindergarten • die schiefe Ebene zum Totalitarismus im neuen Gewand "Dass Gabriele Kuby den Mut hat, die Bedrohung unserer Freiheit durch eine antihumanistische Ideologie beim Namen zu nennen, bringt ihr möglicherweise Feindseligkeit, ja sogar Hetze ein. Sie hat stattdessen für ihre Aufklärungsarbeit unser aller Dank verdient. Möglichst viele Menschen sollten dieses Buch lesen, um aufmerksam zu werden, was auf sie zukommt, wenn sie sich nicht wehren". (Aus dem Geleitwort von Prof. Robert Spaemann)

Der Überlebende

Anatomie der Todeslager
Author: Terrence Des Pres
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608944204
Category: Concentration camps
Page: 248
View: 8957

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