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

Tired of Weeping Mother Love Child Death and Poverty in Guinea Bissau In this comprehensive and provocative study of maternal reactions to child death in Guinea Bissau West Africa anthropologist J n na Einarsd ttir challenges the assumption that mothers in high povert

  • Title: Tired of Weeping: Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau
  • Author: Jonina Einarsdottir
  • ISBN: 9780299201340
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this comprehensive and provocative study of maternal reactions to child death in Guinea Bissau, West Africa, anthropologist J n na Einarsd ttir 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 matrilineaIn this comprehensive and provocative study of maternal reactions to child death in Guinea Bissau, West Africa, anthropologist J n na Einarsd ttir 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 Einarsd ttir also brings compelling narratives of life experiences and reflections of Papel women.

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