Nancy Scheper-Hughes
"“The Revolution in Maternal Thinking and Child Survival in Northeast Brazil:
20 Years After Death Without Weeping
"

February 25, 2013


Nancy Scheper-Hughes at Berkeley, February 2013.


Prof. Scheper-Hughes discussed life and death in the interior of Northeast Brazil, 20 years after the publication of Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Her controversial discussion of mother love and child death is one of her most well-known — though least well-understood — theses.  She will clarify her argument and explain how a veritable sexual and reproductive  revolution came about in the first decade of the 21st century.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, where she directs the doctoral program in Medical Anthropology, and the co-founder and director of Organs Watch, a medical human rights project on human trafficking to supply organs for transplant patients. A new, updated edition of her landmark 1993 ethnography Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil is in preparation. 




Nancy Scheper-Hughes at Berkeley, February 2013.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes speaks for CLAS, February 2013. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)
Nancy Scheper-Hughes at Berkeley, February 2013.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes speaks for CLAS, February 2013. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)
Nancy Scheper-Hughes at Berkeley, February 2013.
An overflow audience packed the room to hear Scheper-Hughes discuss her decades of research in Brazil. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)


 


 
 
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