The Mother Infant Nexus in Anthropology

This book will focus on the mother-infant relationship and the variable constructions of this dyad across cultures, including conceptualisations of the pregnant body, the beginnings of life, and implications for health.

The Mother Infant Nexus in Anthropology

Over the past 20 years there has been increased research traction in the anthropology of childhood. However, infancy, the pregnant body and motherhood continue to be marginalised. This book will focus on the mother-infant relationship and the variable constructions of this dyad across cultures, including conceptualisations of the pregnant body, the beginnings of life, and implications for health. This is particularly topical because there is a burgeoning awareness within anthropology regarding the centrality of mother-infant interactions for understanding the evolution of our species, infant and maternal health and care strategies, epigenetic change, and biological and social development. This book will bring together cultural and biological anthropologists and archaeologists to examine the infant-maternal interface in past societies. It will showcase innovative theoretical and methodological approaches towards understanding societal constructions of foetal, infant and maternal bodies. It will emphasise their interconnectivity and will explore the broader significance of the mother/infant nexus for overall population well-being.

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The Mother-Infant Nexus in Anthropology
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Rebecca Gowland, Siân Halcrow
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-25 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Over the past 20 years there has been increased research traction in the anthropology of childhood. However, infancy, the pregnant body and motherhood continue to be marginalised. This book will focus on the mother-infant relationship and the variable constructions of this dyad across cultures, including conceptualisations of the pregnant body,
The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction
Language: en
Pages: 676
Authors: Sallie Han, Cecília Tomori
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-09 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction is a comprehensive overview of the topics, approaches, and trajectories in the anthropological study of human reproduction. The book brings together work from across the discipline of anthropology, with contributions by established and emerging scholars in archaeological, biological, linguistic, and sociocultural anthropology. Across
The Anthropology of Childhood
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: David F. Lancy
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-28 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How are children raised in different cultures? What is the role of children in society? How are families and communities structured around them? Now in its third edition, this deeply engaging book delves into these questions by reviewing and cataloging the findings of over 100 years of anthropological scholarship dealing
Breastfeeding
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Cecília Tomori, Aunchalee E. L. Palmquist, EA Quinn
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches unites sociocultural, biological, and archaeological anthropological scholarship to spark new conversations and research about breastfeeding. While breastfeeding has become the subject of intense debate in many settings, anthropological perspectives have played a limited role in these conversations. The present volume seeks to broaden discussions around breastfeeding
The Family in Past Perspective
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Ellen J. Kendall, Ross Kendall
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-31 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume takes a more comprehensive view of past familial dynamics than has been previously attempted. By applying interdisciplinary perspectives to periods ranging from the Prehistoric to the Modern, it informs a wider understanding of the term family, and the implications of family dynamics for children and their social networks