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Tired of Weeping Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau

ISBN-10: 0299201341

ISBN-13: 9780299201340

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Jonina Einarsdottir

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Description:

In this comprehensive and provocative study of maternal reactions to child death in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, anthropologist Jónína Einarsdóttir challenges the assumption that mothers in high-poverty societies will neglect their children and fail to mourn their deaths as a survival strategy. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted from 1993 to 1998 among the matrilineal Papel, who reside in the Biombo region, this work includes theoretical discussion of reproductive practices, conceptions of children, childcare customs, interpretations of diseases and death, and infanticide. Einarsdóttir also brings compelling narratives of life experiences and reflections of Papel women.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 11/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Marriage Relations
Burdens of Birth
Conceptualization of Children
Diseases and Death
Nonhuman Children
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
References
Index