ISBN-10:
0299201341
ISBN-13:
9780299201340
Pub. Date:
11/28/2004
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Tired of Weeping: Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau / Edition 1

Tired of Weeping: Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau / Edition 1

by Jonina Einarsdottir
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ISBN-13: 9780299201340
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Series: Women in Africa and the Diaspora Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jónína Einarsdóttir is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Iceland.  Since 2001, she has conducted research on the ethical questions related to the treatment of underweight infants born in Iceland and the implication of such births for the families involved. She has done extensive fieldwork among the Papel of Guinea-Bissau.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction3
1Marriage Relations27
2Burdens of Birth60
3Conceptualization of Children88
4Diseases and Death106
5Nonhuman Children138
Conclusion164
Notes171
Glossary201
References203
Index227

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