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Admit Him into the Covenant of Abraham?: Circumcision and Other Birth Rituals

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on a topic that pertains to the life cycle—birth and its attendant ritual. Birth rituals are indeed among the most popular subjects in our corpus. A case in point is circumcision ... More


How the Messages Are Received: The Spectrum of Response

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents the result of an in depth investigation into the responses of individual women to their socialization through birth rituals. The findings indicate that the single factor that ... More


Introduction

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about courtship, marriage, birth, and death rituals and traditions in Tudor and Stuart England. This book traces the history of ... More


Scars into Stars: The Reinterpretation of the Childbirth Experience

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes the range of long-term postbirth responses and transformations experienced by the thirty-two women in this study. It explains that those women who found a great discrepancy ... More


Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies a sampling of the elements that are considered to be relevant dimensions of the mƆfialawo culture, and takes a look at the elements which show the links between sensory ... More


The Computerized Birth?: Some Ritual and Political Implications for the Future

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter investigates the cultural consensus on and futuristic significance of the increasing technocratization of childbirth in the U.S. The findings of this study reveal that seventy percent of ... More


Muslim Family Life

Jonathan Scourfield, Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Asma Khan, and Sameh Otri

in Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199600311
eISBN:
9780191765421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600311.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religious Studies

This chapter returns to the family, but rather than focusing on explicit teaching about Islam, as did Chapter 4, there is a wider consideration of family life and how religious nurture is implicated ... More


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