Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

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University of California Press, May 13, 1992 - Social Science - 614 pages
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Review: Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

User Review  - لميا مغنية - Goodreads

beautifully written book, but I felt it had questionable ethics in terms of the ethnography conducted and the research question asked. It felt like voyeurism at one point and I was not comfortable reading it. Read full review

Review: Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

A thorough and heart-wrenching examination of how endemic poverty and the church and state's indifference to it can challenge the notions of everything we understand about family, love, and survival. This book will stay with me for a long time. Read full review

Contents

Sugar House
xi
Tropical Sadness
1
O Nordeste Sweetness and Death
31
Bom Jesus One Hundred Years Without Water
65
Reciprocity and Dependency The Double Ethic of Bom Jesus
98
Delirio de Fome The Madness of Hunger
128
Nervoso Medicine Sickness and Human Needs
167
Everyday Violence Bodies Death and Silence
216
Our Lady of Sorrows A Political Economy of the Emotions
400
A Knack for Life The Everyday Tactics of Survival
446
Carnaval The Dance Against Death
480
De Profundis Out of the Depths
505
Acknowledgments and Then Some
534
Notes
541
Glossary
557
Bibliography
567

Two Feet Under and a Cardboard Coffin The Social Production of Indifference to Child Death
268
MOther Love Culture Scarcity and Maternal Thinking
340

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About the author (1992)

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many publications include two award-winning books published by California, "Death Without Weeping" (1992), and "Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics" (1979). Carolyn Sargent, author of "Maternity, Medicine, and Power" (California, 1989) and coeditor with Robbie Davis-Floyd of "Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge" (California, 1997), is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Women's Studies at Southern Methodist University.

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