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Developing destinies : a Mayan midwife and town

Author: Barbara Rogoff; Chona Pérez González; Chonita Chavajay Quiacaín; Josué Chavajay Quiacaín
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Child development in cultural context.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Destiny and Development is an engaging narrative of one remarkable person's life and the life of her community that blends psychology, anthropology, and history to reveal the integral role that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Chona Pérez González; Chona Pérez González
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Rogoff; Chona Pérez González; Chonita Chavajay Quiacaín; Josué Chavajay Quiacaín
ISBN: 9780195319903 0195319907
OCLC Number: 751715810
Description: x, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Beginnings : stability and change --
Living culture, across generations --
Meeting Chona and San Pedro --
Paper with a mouth, recounting the developing destinies of an iyoom and her community --
Born to a spiritual calling, across generations : cultural heritage and resistance --
Childhood and where babies come from --
A becoming young woman --
Changing memories in changing practices --
Entry and prominence in a sacred profession --
Ripples across generations and nations in Mayan pregnancy and childbirth --
Ripples across generations and nations in birth destinies and postnatal care --
Ways of learning across times and places --
Traditions and transformations.
Series Title: Child development in cultural context.
Responsibility: Barbara Rogoff ; with Chona Pérez González, Chonita Chavajay Quiacaín, and Josué Chavajay Quiacaín.

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