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Shaping the motherhood of indigenous Mexico

Author: Vania Smith-Oka
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Ethnographically explores the construction of motherhood in indigenous Mexico. Adds to anthropological literature on reproduction, economic development, and motherhood. Explores how indigenous mothers are viewed and managed by welfare programs as well as how humor becomes a way for the women to cope with their own marginality"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vania Smith-Oka
ISBN: 9780826519177 0826519172 9780826519184 0826519180 9780826519191 0826519199
OCLC Number: 811337466
Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 "Somos Mexicanos": Giving Birth to the Nation 27 --
2 From Eugenics to Parteras: Changing Conceptions of Maternity 62 --
3 Conflicted Relationships at Home and at the Clinic 98 --
4 Expectations of Good Motherhood 125 --
5 Laughter and the "Best" Medicine 155.
Responsibility: Vania Smith-Oka.

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"Ethnographically explores the construction of motherhood in indigenous Mexico. Adds to anthropological literature on reproduction, economic development, and motherhood. Explores how indigenous mothers are viewed and managed by welfare programs as well as how humor becomes a way for the women to cope with their own marginality"--Provided by publisher.

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