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Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: 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. She is the winner of the 2000 J. I. Stanley Prize of the School of American Research.
Title: Death Without Weeping: The Violence of ...
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Book Description University of California Press. Book Condition: Good. Ships SAME or NEXT business day. We Ship to APO/FPO addr. Choose EXPEDITED shipping and receive in 2-5 business days within the United States. See our member profile for customer support contact info. We have an easy return policy. Bookseller Inventory # 43515409
Book Description University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0520075366
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Book Description University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Crisp, clean pages; no owners' marks; square, secure binding; full cloth hard cover has a small, pale spot at the upper front and light rubbing at corners and spine ends, otherwise excellent. Jacket bears a pair of small pressure marks at the upper end, some rubbing alon the top and bottom edges with small outward curls and creases at the spine ends and tiny wrinkles at the corners, otherwise clean and well-kept. Bookseller Inventory # 070015
Book Description University of California Press, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002856
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Used book in VERY GOOD condition. Tight Spine, Cover shows minor wear. Minor markings and highlights inside the book. Text Only. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0520075366VGA
Book Description Book Condition: Good. The pages show normal wear and tear. There is light highlighting or handwriting through out the book. Ships directly from Amazons warehouse! The book is very good and shows normal wear for a good book. This is a ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly. Bookseller Inventory # 2XUERV0004RA
Book Description Univ. Calif. Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 614 pp. 2nd printing of the first edition. Scholarly study of the violence of everyday life in Brazil with the text in English. This book in AS NEW CONDITION. Oversize and heavy it will require additional shipping charge. Quoting the publisher's note: When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When people are assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the celebrated parched lands of Northeast Brazil, Death Without Weeping is a luminously written, "womanly hearted" account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness, and death that centers on the lives of the women and chldren of a hillside favela. These are the people who inhabit the underside of the once-optimistic Brazilian Economic Miracle and who are being left behind in the shakey transition to democracy. Bookseller Inventory # 1560
Book Description University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU8816594