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    DescriptionSince 1987, when the global community first recognized the high frequency of women in developing countries dying from pregnancy-related causes, little progress has been made to combat this problem. This study follows the global policies that have been implemented in Solola, Guatemala in order to decrease high rates of maternal mortality among indigenous Mayan women. The author examines the diverse meanings and understandings of motherhood, pregnancy, birth and birth-related death among the biomedical personnel, village women, their families, and midwives. These incongruous perspectives, in conjunction with the implementation of such policies, threaten to disenfranchise clients from their own cultural understandings of self. The author investigates how these policies need to meld with the everyday lives of these women, and how the failure to do so will lead to a failure to decrease maternal deaths globally. Nicole S. Berry is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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    Title
    Unsafe Motherhood
    Subtitle
    Mayan Maternal Mortality and Subjectivity in Post-war Guatemala
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicole S. Berry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 274
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857457912
    ISBN 10: 0857457918
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCG
    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27530
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000, MED033000
    BIC subject category V2: PSXM, JHBF
    BISAC V2.8: SOC057000
    DC22: 362.19820097
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLCG
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 306.8743097281
    LC classification: RG530.3.G9 B57 2013
    DC22: 362.19820097281
    Thema V1.0: JHBK, JHBZ, JHM, PSX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Berghahn Books
    Imprint name
    Berghahn Books
    Publication date
    06 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Nicole S. Berry is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Review quote
    "Unsafe Motherhood is a finely argued monograph. It does what it sets out to do well: offering valuable insights on a topic of global importance." * JRAI "...a compelling account of maternal mortality and maternal health care among indigenous populations in Guatemala." * Sarah Pinto, Tufts University
    Table of contents
    List of Figures Acknowledgements Prologue: The Story of Rosario Introduction: The Specter of Death Chapter 1. Life, Birth and Death in the Village Chapter 2. Coming to the ER: Analysis of an Interaction Chapter 3. Global Safe Motherhood and Making Local Pregnancy Safer: The Spin and What It Covers Up Chapter 4. The Indio Bruto and Modern Guatemalan Healthcare Chapter 5. Everyday Violence: From a Kaqchikel Village to the Nation and Back Chapter 6. Praying for a Good Outcome: Staying at Home during Obstetric Problems Conclusion: Putting the 'Maternal' Back in Maternal Mortality Notes Bibliography