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The anthropology of pregnancy loss : comparative studies in miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death

Author: Rosanne Cecil
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Washington, D.C. : Berg Publishers, 1996.
Series: Cross-cultural perspectives on women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mourning rituals at a pregnancy loss, which may be elaborate in some societies, are considered to be inappropriate in Western societies. Such aspects of pregnancy loss are examined as well as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anthropology of pregnancy loss.
Oxford, UK ; Washington, D.C. : Berg Publishers, 1996
(OCoLC)604976003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosanne Cecil
ISBN: 1859731201 9781859731208 9781859731253 1859731252
OCLC Number: 34878719
Description: xii, 226 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Delayed periods and falling babies: The ethnophysiology and politics of pregnancy loss in rural north India --
Cultural explanations for pregnancy loss in rural Jamaica --
Water spirits, medicine-men and witches: Avenues to successful reproduction among the Abelam, Papua New Guinea --
Explaining pregnancy loss in matrilineal Southeast Tanzania --
"Children of the rope" and other aspects of pregnancy loss in Cameroon --
Variation in risk of pregnancy loss --
"Never such innocence again": Irony, nature and technoscience in narratives of pregnancy loss --
Cultural variations in South African women's experiences of miscarriage: Implications for clinical care --
Memories of pregnancy loss: Recollections of elderly women in Northern Ireland --
"Something more than blood": Conflicting accounts of pregnancy loss in eighteenth-century England.
Series Title: Cross-cultural perspectives on women.
Responsibility: edited by Rosanne Cecil.
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'anyone interested in a broad view of the topic of pregnancy loss from a multi-ethnic perspective will find it a fascinating read.'Alison Wood, NCT bereavement support co-ordinator'It makes an Read more...

 
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