cover of book
 

BUY FROM PUBLISHER


Available as an ebook at:
Google Play
OverDrive



Tired of Weeping: Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau
by Jonina Einarsdottir
University of Wisconsin Press, 2004
Paper: 978-0-299-20134-0 | eISBN: 978-0-299-20133-3 | Cloth: 978-0-299-20130-2
Library of Congress Classification DT613.45.P36E56 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.235086942097

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | REVIEWS | TOC | REQUEST ACCESSIBLE FILE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

See other books on: Children | Kinship | Mortality | Mothers | Poverty
See other titles from University of Wisconsin Press
Nearby on shelf for History of Africa / West Africa. West Coast / Portuguese-speaking West Africa: