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Death Without Weeping: Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

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Synopsis:

Bringing her readers to the slopes above a modern plantation town, the author follows three generations of shanty-town women as they struggle to survive through hard work, cunning and trial. It is a story of class relations told at the basic level of bodies, emotions, desires and needs.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 567-587) and index.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Sugar House

Introduction: Tropical Sadness

Chapter 1: O Nordeste: Sweetness and Death

Chapter 2: Bom Jesus: One Hundred Years Without Water

Chapter 3: Reciprocity and Dependency: The Double Ethic of Bom Jesus

Chapter 4: Delírio de Fome: The Madness of Hunger

Chapter 5: Nervoso: Medicine, Sickness, and Human Needs

Chapter 6: Everday Violence: Bodies, Death, and Silence

Chapter 7: Two Feet Under and a Cardboard Coffin: The Social Production of Indifference to Child Death

Chapter 8: (M)Other Love: Cultue, Scarcity, and Maternal Thinking

Chapter 9: Our Lady of Sorrows: A Political Economy of the Emotions

Chapter 10: A Knack for Life: The Everyday Tactics of Survival

Chapter 11: Carnaval: The Dance Against Death

Chapter 12: De Profundis: Out of the Depths

Epilogue: Acknowledgments and Then Some

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520075375
Author:
Scheper-Hughes, Nancy
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Scheper-Hughes, Nancy
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Infants
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Poor women
Subject:
Mother and infant
Subject:
Brazil, Northeast Social life and customs.
Subject:
Brazil, Northeast
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
632
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.5 in 34 oz

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