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Boundaries and their Transgression

Rebecca M. Empson

in Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how the creation of hidden pieces, such as umbilical cords and pieces of tail hair from herd animals, contained within the household chest, point to modalities of personhood, quite ... More


Ripples across generations and nations in birth destinies and postnatal care

Barbara Rogoff

in Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195319903
eISBN:
9780199893744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319903.003.0106
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Sacred Mayan midwives have the responsibility of reading signs of the newborn's future and unveiling special destinies shown by birth signs, such as those revealing that the newborn is a sacred ... More


Glory Days: My Personal Account of Cloning

Clara Pinto-Correia

in Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

What was it like to be a young woman in a laboratory that was cloning some of the first mammals? What were the motivations of the people in the laboratory? And why did people want to clone animals in ... More


Nothing to Say: Fragments on the Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the uncanny link between photography and the mother in Roland Barthes' final book Camera Lucida, asking why his reflections on the ontology of photography ultimately take the ... More


Human Pregnancy in Mythology and in Real Life

John C. Avise

in Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160605
eISBN:
9780231531450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160605.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes human pregnancy in fact, as well as in mythologies and cultural traditions. Various discussions about human pregnancy are based on real-life events—from conception to embryo ... More


Pushing

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0030
Subject:
History, Family History

In this chapter Lovie explains what a woman can expect during the pushing phase. Joy requests a prayer, which Lovie leads. Joy labors on her back and also in the left lateral position, a position ... More


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