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Killing infants : studies in the world practice of infanticide

Author: Brigitte Bechtold; Donna Cooper Graves
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains a collection of twelve essays about the practice of infanticide in different parts of the world. This book includes a multidisciplinary bibliography of the infanticide literature.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Killing infants.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)680505689
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brigitte Bechtold; Donna Cooper Graves
ISBN: 0773457615 9780773457614
OCLC Number: 65407828
Description: vii, 418 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Towards an understanding of the infanticide scholarship / Brigitte H. Bechtold and Donna Cooper Graves --
"She made to crush the child's fragile skull" : disease, infanticide, and enslaved women in 18th-century Saint-Domingue / Karol K. Weaver --
Infanticide and infant abandonment in the New South / Elna C. Green --
Infanticide, savagery, and civilization : the Australian experience / Shurlee Swain --
"-in a frenzy while raving mad" : physicians and parliamentarians define infanticide in Victorian England / Donna Cooper Graves --
Unwilling mothers and unwanted babies : infanticide and medico-legal responsibility in 20th century Canadian legal discourse / Kirsten Johnson Kramar --
Making sense of the murdering mother : Soviet criminologist and infanticide in revolutionary Russia / Sharon Kowalsky --
Bearing the burden of bastardy : infanticide, race, and motherhood in Brazilian slave society / Jane-Marie Collins --
"The demon superstition" : abominable twins and mission culture in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Onitsha, Nigeria / Misty L. Bastian --
"What she want to go and do that for?" : examining infanticide in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Denise Shaw --
"The death seemed rather unusual to me" : infanticide investigations into the deaths of legitimate children in English-speaking Victorian Canada / Janet McShane Galley --
The relative economic valuation of female and male offspring in nineteenth-century France / Brigitte Bechtold --
Sex-selective infanticide and the "missing females" in India and China / Andrea M. den Boer and Valerie M. Hudson.
Responsibility: edited by Brigitte H. Bechtold and Donna Cooper Graves.

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