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An Anthropology of Mothering


An Anthropology of Mothering

Publication Date: December 2011

An Anthropology of Mothering

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December 2011
314 pages $34.95
978-0-9866671-8-3

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An Anthropology of Mothering Table of Contents

Preface
            Michelle Walks & Naomi McPherson

Introduction: Identifying an Anthropology of Mothering                                    
            -Michelle Walks                                                                                               

Awkward Engagements in Mothering: Embodying and Experimenting in Northwest China
            - Kelly Dombroski                                                                                               

FROM WHOM WE CAME – KNOWING OUR FOREMOTHERS           
           
An Evolutionary Motherline: Great Ape Mothers and Hominin Foremothers
            - Pat Miller-Schroeder                                                                                               

Burning the Apron Strings: How 21st Century Women Conceptualize Mothering in Comparison to That of Their Own Mothers
            – Maya Bhave                                                                                               

Making Mothers: Birth and the Changing Relationships of Mothering in Pango Village, Vanuatu
            -Alexandra Widmer                                                                                               

Flows of Language: Intergenerational Connections and Language Transmission among dän k’è (Southern Tutchone) speakers
            - Jenanne Ferguson                                                                                   

MOTHERING & HEALTH           
                                                           
Reconceptualising Mothering: Mothers and Infants in Crisis in the Kimberley, Western Australia
            - Gaynor Macdonald & T. John Boulton                                                

Medicalized Motherhood: Biomedical and Qur’anic Knowledge Informing Childrearing Practices
            - Elizabeth M. Urbanowski                                                                                   

Breastfeeding and the “good mother” ideal in São Paulo, Brazil
            - Alanna Rudzik                                                                                               

Breastfeeding, Subjugation, and Empowerment in Rural Guatemala
            – Anita Chary, Shom Dasgupta, Sarah Messmer, & Peter Rohloff                        

AGENCY & EMPOWERED MOTHERING                                   

An Andean Paradigm or Mothering
            - Mary Louise Stone                                                                                    

Cape Verdean Student Migrant Mothering and the Pendulum of Power
            – Elizabeth Challinor                                                                                   

“The Ascetics of the Home”: Women and the Spiritual (Re)production of Maronite Lebanese Identity in Australia
            – Nelia Hyndman-Rizk                                                                       

Mothering as Ideology and Practice: The Experiences of Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
            - Shubhangi Vaidya                                                                                               

Becoming a ‘Single-Mom’: Featuring Motherhood Over Marital Status Among Malays in Muslim Malaysia
            – Audrey Mouser Elegbede                                                                                   

MOTHERING IN THE SHADOWS           
                                                           

Navigating the Tricky Waters of Maternal Militarization: Experiences of Being a Soldier’s Mother in Turkey
            - Senem Kaptan                                                                                               

Mothering Woes: ‘Mothering’ and the Mother-Au Pair Relationship
            -Anna Kuroczycka Schultes                                                                        

Mothers in the borderland: child adoption in Misiones province, Argentina
            - Moníca Tarducci (translated by: Sabrina Yañez)                                               

Mothering in the Shadow of the United States Correctional System
            - Susan Sered & Maureen Norton-Hawk                                                           

Afterword
            -Naomi McPherson

Author & Editor Bios                                                                                                           

Index

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