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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It’s a heavy topic, an ethnography trying to understand why mothers iwthout Brazilian slums were found not to cry when their children died. Scheper-Hughes has spent years and years almost 30 I think with these villagers and represents their culture very well, although I definitely thought that she crossed a line at some point and got way to close to these people Mar 04, meghan rated it it was amazing.

University of California Pr Amazon. BrintonNancy Scheper-Hughes No preview available – Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It is a story of class relations told at the most basic level of bodies, emotions, desires and needs. Account Options Sign in.

My Anthropology class used this as one of my reading topics this semester. Common terms and phrases adult Alto do Cruzeiro Alto mothers Alto women Antonieta asked baby birth bloco body boss Brazil Brazilian cane Capibaribe River carnaval casa casa grande child jancy child mortality child sickness clinic coffin creche cultural daughter dead diarrhea disease doctors Dona Edilson engenho Freyre girl hospital household human hunger hungry husband infant Irene Jesus da Mata Joao liberation theology living Maria maternal maternal bonding Mercea milk mingau modern moradores municipal municipio Nailza nervos never newborn Nordestino Northeast older Padre patron peasants percent Pernambuco person plantation political poor powdered milk Recife Roberto da Matta rural workers saint saudades Severino shantytown slave social sometimes street suffering sugar sugarcane survival Terezinha tion town traditional UPAC usina Valdimar woman Xango Xoxa young Zezinho zona witjout mata.

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Nonetheless it was very interesting. I might wait another week to get into this one, after I read finish a couple books that are a little lighter reads.

In weepiing early role as health worker Scheper-Hughes became the friend of three half-sisters, young girls at the time. It felt like voyeurism at one point and I was not comfortable reading it.

Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

See 2 questions about Death Without Weeping…. What is infuriating is the attitude of capitalists towards the poor here, whose poverty they caused, as their attitude is everywhere.

This is a brave book, if not for its subject matter, then at the very least for its broad interpretive strokes. 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.

Death without weeping: the violence of everyday life in Brazil

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday scheper-hughws of scarcity, schepee-hughes and death that centres on the lives of the women and children of a hillside “favela”.

This is one of those books I think everyone should be required to read. 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.

While you may not agree with every interpretation, you have to give NSH credit for her boldness. But Arthur Kleinman still takes the cake as the coolest of medical anthropology scholar.

Bringing her readers to the impoverished When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? Nov 18, Ryan Mahon rated it really liked it. Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, withlut and death that centres on the lives of the women and children of a hillside “favela”.

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I found the content of the book very interesting and the discussions that came out of the book equally so. I liked this book a lot, it gave a very close insiders-perspective into this Brazilian village. One less mouth to feed. Trivia About Death Without Wee I had to stop reading it several times and cried so much that at one point I thought that I might not go on working in public health Its a cultural anthropology first person ethnography.

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

Other editions – View all Death Without Weeping: Sep 27, Alice Handley added it. I’d almost call it interference. Books Digital Products Journals.

This book will stay with me for a long time. Controversial and criticized for her work, I couldn’t put this book down. Bodies, Death, and Silence Chapter 7: When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? It’s one of the few books that I have read which inspired me to do additional research. Like Oscar Lewis, the author derives generalizations from the course of her informants’ lives, and so she describes, often in minute and graphic detail, day-to-day events: Oral rehydration therapy, while successful in saving a sick child from the immediate effects of dehydration, cannot prevent the recurrence of disease when its life conditions remain the same.