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Death Without Weeping. Has poverty ravaged mother love in the shantytowns of Brazil? by Nancy Scheper-Hughes. I have seen death without weeping to angry. Nancy Scheper-Hughes. · Rating details · ratings · 44 reviews. When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily . Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Nancy Scheper- Hughes. Berkley: University of California Press, p., ilustrações.

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Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil by Nancy Scheper-Hughes

This is one of those books I think everyone should be required to read. This was an amazing read. Open Preview See a Problem? May 14, Feyza rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Scheper-Hughes seems to feel that the cycle which brings into the world too many children to suffer and die almost before they have started to live is a cultural response to oppressive class relations, and therefore withput to be broken without a radical change in those relations. For all of the happy-ending-story-loving people out there — be warned!

Its a cultural anthropology first person ethnography.

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Books Digital Products Journals. I might wait another week to get into this one, after I read finish a couple books that are a little lighter reads.

Stanley Prize of the School of American Research. Good to argue with yes, but even better to think with. What Scheper-Hughes calls the “modernization of child mortality” involves its concentration in the lower classes, while the more privileged classes have a rate similar to that of the developed countries.

Bodies, Death, and Silence Chapter 7: I read the first chapter of this for a class last semester, and now I have to tackle a lot more of it for another class this semester. Dec 26, Helen Stout rated it really liked it. This is a heart-wrenching ethnography about life in Northern Brazil. This is a must read.


Books by Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Feb 08, Michelle rated it liked it.

Specifically those focused around maternal love of and relating to child and infant death due to illness and infanticide. Mar 25, Zoe rated it really liked it. Read this in Medical anthropology. When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust?

Whether or not you believe her depiction of the ‘loveless mother’, this book still captures life in a Brazilian shantytown quite well.

Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

Other editions – View all Death Without Weeping: Nov 17, Rita rated it liked it. This book was illuminating and heartbreaking.

Most disturbing – and controversial – is her finding that mother love, as conventionally understood, is something of a bourgeois myth, a luxury for those who can reasonably expect, as these women cannot, that their infants will live.

Nov 18, Ryan Mahon rated it really liked it. Scheper-Hughes has a painful message, eloquently delivered on behalf of women whose voices would otherwise not be heard.

It is as if history had bifurcated, producing the expected demographic transition for part of the country, leaving the rest to die the way they always had: Scheper-Hughes had considerable difficulty in tracking down local birth and death statistics, but those she finally succeeded in assembling indicated that in Bom Jesus da Mata, while the infant death rate in of per was less than half what wifhout was inby it appeared to wreping again on the rise, and over one half of all deaths in the municipio were of children under one year of age.

Scheper-Hughes presents a controversial analysis of mothers’ apparent indifference to the death of their babies as not a suppression of grief, but a strategy withlut survival. Staley Prize School for Advanced Research Acknowledgments and Then Some. When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? Her theory has applications in other contexts of marginalisation such as the police management of drug issues and reinforment of penal systems in the european liberal democracies.


All I can say is, I love that ethnographers are subtly or not undermining the work of analytic philosophers David Anderson You might consider using the essay that preceded the book, available online on the net at http: The Madness of Hunger Chapter 5: One of these conclusions is that the general decrease in infant mortality in Northeast Brazil between and is not reflected in the child death rate of the poorest classes.

Sep 30, Go-go Brander rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who doesn’t love Nancy Scheper-Hughes?

Sweetness and Death Chapter 2: When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in understanding the complexities that can sometimes exist in infant mortality and motherhood. The blog analysis below might be useful to you. About the Book When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? Nevertheless, when she queried a sample of shantytown women about the number of children that these women would want “if they could choose,” their “ideal family size” was only three children.

The Dance Against Death Chapter These “little angels,” in their tiny, pathetic, cardboard coffins, are carried to the cemetery by a straggling procession of older children, who thus become accustomed to the idea of early death.