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Where There is No Midwife

Birth and Loss in Rural India

Author: Sarah Pinto

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845453107

Category: Medical

Page: 330

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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

View: 3871

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

View: 2122

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

Women's Reproductive Rights in Muslim Communities and Countries

Issues and Resources

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birth control

Page: 98

View: 7280

Feminist Periodicals

A Current Listing of Contents

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: N.A

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Hexen, Hebammen und Krankenschwestern

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich,Deirdre English

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783881040310

Category: Hexe

Page: 116

View: 4725

Population Reports

Family planning programs. Series J

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Current Bibliography of Epidemiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Epidemiology

Page: N.A

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Papyros Ebers

Author: H. Joachim

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5872864442

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1573


Zur Sozialform der diskreten Indiskretion

Author: Jörg R. Bergmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110875195

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 8564

Schwangerschaft & Geburt

das umfassende Handbuch für werdende Eltern

Author: Sheila Kitzinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831005154


Page: 448

View: 375

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: 839

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

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Geburt ohne Gewalt

Author: Frédérick Leboyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783466343324


Page: 152

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Die Weltanschauung der indischen Denker

Mystik und Ethik

Author: Albert Schweitzer

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406700896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 7174

Albert Schweitzers Einführung in die Weltanschauung der indischen Denker ist inzwischen ein Klassiker. Knapp, verständlich und kompetent erklärt der Theologe und Arzt das religiöse und philosophische Denken der Inder von den Upanischaden über Buddhismus und Jainismus bis hin zum modernen Neohinduismus. Aber das Buch ist mehr als eine informative Einführung: Schweitzer setzt sich kritisch mit den indischen Heilslehren auseinander. Er erklärt die grundsätzlichen Unterschiede zwischen westlichem und indischem Denken und geht der Frage nach, wie es zu der Welt- und Lebensverneinung in Indien kommen konnte. Sein Buch richtet sich an alle, die sich für die Ethik der Weltreligionen interessieren. In der vorliegenden Neuausgabe werden erstmals deutschsprachige Ergänzungen von Albert Schweitzer publiziert, die bisher nur in einer Rückübersetzung aus dem Englischen zugänglich waren.

Grounded theory

Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung

Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621272650

Category: Grounded theory

Page: 227

View: 2406

Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.


Author: Waris Dirie

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426434504

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5995

Genitalverstümmelung wird nicht nur in Afrika praktiziert, sondern auch hier vor unserer Haustür. Mindestens 500.000 Mädchen und Frauen in Europa sind davon betroffen, täglich kommen neue Opfer hinzu. Die Bestsellerautorin Waris Dirie, die im Alter von fünf Jahren die Qualen der Beschneidung erlebte, war die erste Frau, die öffentlich über diese schlimme Folter sprach. In diesem Buch deckt sie auf, wo und wie auch bei uns dieses grausame Ritual vollzogen wird. Sie erzählt von Begegnungen mit Opfern und Tätern mitten in Europa und von Rückschlägen und Erfolgen ihres Kampfes gegen die Genitalverstümmelung. "Schmerzenskinder" ist in vieler Hinsicht ein erschütterndes Buch, doch es ist auch ein Buch voller Kraft und Hoffnung für Millionen Frauen in aller Welt.

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