Small Wars: The Cultural Politics of Childhood / Edition 1

Small Wars: The Cultural Politics of Childhood / Edition 1

by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520209184

ISBN-13: 9780520209183

Pub. Date: 01/22/1999

Publisher: University of California Press

"A wake-up call to those who are honestly concerned with global childhood safety."-Carol Stack, author of All Our Kin

Author Biography: Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many publications include two award-winning books published by California, Death Without Weeping

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"A wake-up call to those who are honestly concerned with global childhood safety."-Carol Stack, author of All Our Kin

Author Biography: Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many publications include two award-winning books published by California, Death Without Weeping (1992), and Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics (1979). Carolyn Sargent, author of Maternity, Medicine, and Power (California, 1989) and coeditor with Robbie Davis-Floyd of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge (California, 1997), is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Women's Studies at Southern Methodist University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520209183
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/22/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. INegotiating Parenthood and Childhood35
Infanticide, the Spirits of Aborted Fetuses, and the Making of Motherhood in Japan37
Ambiguities Lost: Fashioning the Fetus into a Child in Ecuador and the United States58
Reproductive Partners: Doctor-Woman Relations in Israeli and Canadian IVF Contexts75
Examining Surrogacy Discourses: Between Feminine Power and Exploitation93
Neonatal Jaundice: The Cultural History of the Creation and Maintenance of a "Disease" of Newborns111
Mamitis and the Traumas of Development in a Colonia Popular of Mexico City130
Ethical Reflections: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side149
Pt. IIThe Cultural Politics of Child Survival163
Historical Perspectives on Infant and Child Mortality in Northwestern Portugal165
Children's Health as Accumulated Capital: Structural Adjustment in the Dominican Republic and Cuba186
Bad Boys and Good Girls: The Implications of Gender Ideology for Child Health in Jamaica202
Who Is the Rogue? Hunger, Death, and Circumstance in John Mampe Square228
Pt. IIISmall Wars: Children and Violence251
"Good Mothers," "Babykillers," and Fatal Child Maltreatment253
Ritual and Satanic Abuse in England277
Institutionalized Sex Abuse and the Catholic Church295
Children in Extremely Difficult Circumstances: War and Its Aftermath in Croatia318
Families and Children in Pain in the U.S. Inner City331
Brazilian Apartheid: Street Kids and the Struggle for Urban Space352
Nothing Bad Intended: Child Discipline, Punishment, and Survival in a Shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil389
Notes on Contributors416
Index421

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