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“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


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