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Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her book Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland (California, 1979) received the Margaret Mead Award in 1981

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her book Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland (California, 1979) received the Margaret Mead Award in 1981.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, a medi- undernutrition and the lowest rates of life cal anthropologist, argues that the effects of expectancy in the country.

By N. Scheper- when the region was already dominated by Hughes. xiii + 614 pp. Berkeley: University sugar plantations. The effects of repeated of California Press. droughts led to rural-urban migrations to towns lacking adequate infrastructure. Death Without Weeping is a very provoca- Chapters 4 and 5 are about hunger and vio- tive yet illuminating book about child sur- lence. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, a medi- undernutrition and the lowest rates of life cal anthropologist, argues that the effects of expectancy in the country.

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Scheper-Hughes' lifework concerns the violence of everyday life examined from a radical existentialist and politically engaged perspective.

For the last decade she has been involved in a multi-sited, ethnographic, and medical human rights oriented study of the global traffic in humans (living and dead) for their organs to serve the needs and desires of international transplant patients. Scheper-Hughes' lifework concerns the violence of everyday life examined from a radical existentialist and politically engaged perspective.

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Nancy Scheper-Hughes (born 1944) is a professor of Anthropology and director of the program in Medical Anthropology at. .

Nancy Scheper-Hughes (born 1944) is a professor of Anthropology and director of the program in Medical Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. She is known for her writing on the anthropology of the body, hunger, illness, medicine, psychiatry, mental illness, social suffering, violence and genocide. In her subsequent book Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday life in Brazil (1993), she discusses the violence between mothers refusing to care for their sickly children.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Bibliographic information. Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

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When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and death that centres on the lives of the women and children of a hillside "favela". Bringing her readers to the impoverished slopes above the modern plantation town of Bom Jesus de Mata, where she has worked on and off for 25 years, Nancy Scheper-Hughes follows three generations of shantytown women as they struggle to survive through hard work, cunning and triage. It is a story of class relations told at the most basic level of bodies, emotions, desires and needs. Most disturbing - and controversial - is her finding that mother love, as conventionally understood, is something of a bourgeois myth, a luxury for those who can reasonably expect, as these women cannot, that their infants will live.

Comments: (7)

Cherry The Countess
This was an amazing read.

It was a requirement for one of my college classes and was painfully difficult to get through because of the extreme poverty that the author helplessly witnessed. It's one of the few books that I have read which inspired me to do additional research.

For all of the happy-ending-story-loving people out there -- be warned! This is a very depressing read, but I would argue that feeling something from a book is better than nothing.
Marinara
Great book examining the poverty and disparity in Brazil. Scheper-Hughes accounts were eye opening and really turned me on to the concept of global health.
White_Nigga
I am extremely pleased with my order the book was in really great condition and as a bonus fast shipping. Thank you!
Zeleence
I took an anthropology class and I was assigned to read this book. It is large; very large. With that said, once you dive in, you will end up finishing the book much faster than you ever thought you could. It is interesting and the author does not repeat herself too often. She is an anthropologist, so a lot of the insight might be a little too in-depth for some. This book made me think. I guess my biggest gripe is being forced to read something so lengthy. The actual textbook is large, heavy, and uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time. I was lucky enough to buy the Kindle version after about page 20 which made reading it much more enjoyable.
Molace
in northeastern Brazilian 30 years ago. Scheper-Hughes conducts a profound study of the origins of poverty, hunger and death.
One wonders how this society has changed, if at all...
Binar
Certainly makes any American woman how fortunate she is. Still reading it. Have a hard time putting it down. Feel so sorry for them.
Shirl
Grotilar
In this brilliant ethnographic work, Nancy Scheper-Hughes situates us in a favela of Brazil's northeastern region. It is a world of abject poverty, exploitative economic relations, and unspoken racial divisions. While most ostensibly an inquiry into the region's exceptionally high infant mortality rate, the book is - in a broader sense - a critical analysis of the nature of motherhood.

The unlikely heroines of the story are the women who 'overproduce' children, leave them unnamed until age two, and withhold care and affection from those who seem unlikely to survive. One cannot help but find their actions reprehensible. One also cannot help but empathize with their incredibly difficult lives and find inspiration in their resilience.

This book is heartbreaking and will make you see the world in a new light.
Such an amazing book and insight into reality of the northern province of Brazil. For anyone interested in anthropology, global inequality or the facts with hunger and poverty-this book is for you!
Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil download epub
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Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN: 0520075366
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Relationships
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition edition (June 12, 1992)
Pages: 632 pages