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Sexuality, Mortality, Disease and Fertility in the 1970s

Shane Doyle

in Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265338
eISBN:
9780191760488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265338.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings the various strands of this study together. Previous studies of the 1970s have tended to emphasize the grimmest aspects of life during this decade, but the evidence suggests that ... More


“Le Bébé En Brousse”: European Women, African Birth Spacing, and Colonial Intervention in Breast Feeding in the Belgian Congo

Nancy Rose Hunt

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines colonial intervention in breastfeeding and milk distribution in the Belgian Congo. It shows that these colonial initiatives were linked to a discourse which viewed African birth ... More


Reproductive Tolls and Temporalities in Studies of Reproduction

in Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on what might seem to be a set of highly counterintuitive propositions about aging and reproduction for two reasons. One is the empirical weight of the Gambian findings, ... More


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