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Developing destinies : a Mayan midwife and town

Author: Barbara Rogoff
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Child development in cultural context
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Chona Pérez González; Chona Pérez González
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Rogoff
ISBN: 9780195319903 0195319907
OCLC Number: 779676136
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 313-322.
Description: 1 v. (343 p.) : illustrations ; 24 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.
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