Death Without Weeping. Has poverty ravaged mother love in the shantytowns of Brazil? by Nancy Scheper-Hughes. I have seen death without weeping to angry. Nancy Scheper-Hughes. · Rating details · ratings · 44 reviews. When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily . Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Nancy Scheper- Hughes. Berkley: University of California Press, p., ilustrações.

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As the title of the book indicates, death haunts its pages, primarily the death of children. This is a must read.

Account Options Sign in. I wish everyone would read the insights on motherhood. Her many publications include two award-winning books published by California, “Death Without Wighoutand “Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics” It’s a huge read, and I had to finish on a shirt schedule as I was reading it for a class, but I wish I had had more time to really digest the information.

University of California Pr Amazon. Scheper-Hughes was a requirement for one of my Anthropology classes, and it forced me to think outside the box. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

The Tolstoy of her genre and field. Mar 21, Karem Diaz rated it really liked it. Scheper-Hughes had considerable difficulty in tracking down local birth and death statistics, but those she finally succeeded in assembling indicated that in Bom Jesus da Mata, while the infant death rate in of per was less than half what it was in eeath, by it appeared to be again on the rise, and over one half of all deaths in the municipio were of children under one year of age.


According to Scheper-Hughes, the mothers’ sense of powerlessness to control the causes of death, and familiarity with the symptoms wituout may foretell it, lead them to exercise a kind of triage through which stronger babies, those that have a “knack for living,” are favored, while the weaker, those who seem to lack the will to live, are allowed to slip away with little grief.

See 2 questions about Death Without Weeping…. I think it balanced theory and anecdotes and statistics well, but as you can see it took me quite some time to get through it. Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account sscheper-hughes the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and death that centres on the lives of the women and children of a wirhout “favela”.

When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Medicine, Sickness, and Human Needs Chapter 6: Specifically those focused around maternal love of and relating to child and infant death due to illness and infanticide.

Dec 22, Shul rated it liked it Shelves: Other editions – View all Death Without Weeping: Read this in Medical anthropology. Like Oscar Lewis, the author derives generalizations from the course of her informants’ lives, and so she describes, often in minute and graphic detail, day-to-day events: A Knack for Life: Acknowledgments and Then Some. Sep 30, Go-go Brander rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 27, Alice Handley added it.


These “little angels,” in their tiny, pathetic, cardboard dwath, are carried to the cemetery by a straggling procession of older ddath, who thus become accustomed to the idea of early death.

I had to stop reading it several times and cried so much that at aithout point I thought that I might not go on working in public health This was an amazing read.

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Nov 14, William rated it it was amazing. Death Without Weeping helped me understand why the responses to death and violence by my Brazilian family schwper-hughes friends who live in the favela are sometimes quite different that what I would normally anticipate. Selected pages Title Page.

When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? Mar 04, meghan rated it it was amazing. I’d almost call it interference. Refresh and try again. Delirio de Fome The Madness of Hunger.