A Colonial Lexicon: Of Birth Ritual, Medicalization, and Mobility in the Congo

A Colonial Lexicon: Of Birth Ritual, Medicalization, and Mobility in the Congo

by Nancy Rose Hunt
     
 

Colonial relations in Zaire viewed through the attempts of missionaries to impose European midwifery and birthing practices.

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Overview

Colonial relations in Zaire viewed through the attempts of missionaries to impose European midwifery and birthing practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822323662
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Body, Commodity, Text
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.11(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Crocodiles and Wealth27
2Doctors and Airplanes80
3Dining and Surgery117
4Nurses and Bicycles159
5Babies and Forceps196
6Colonial Maternities237
7Debris281
Departures320
Notes331
Glossary413
Bibliography417
Index447

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