The Resource Maternities and modernities : colonial and postcolonial experiences in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Kalpana Ram and Margaret Jolly

Maternities and modernities : colonial and postcolonial experiences in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Kalpana Ram and Margaret Jolly

Label
Maternities and modernities : colonial and postcolonial experiences in Asia and the Pacific
Title
Maternities and modernities
Title remainder
colonial and postcolonial experiences in Asia and the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kalpana Ram and Margaret Jolly
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Feminist theories have focused on contemporary, Western, middle-class experiences of maternity. This volume brings other mothers, from Asia and the Pacific, into scholarly view, aiming to show that birthing and mothering can be a very different experience for women in other parts of the world. The contributors document a wide variety of conceptions of motherhood, and drawing on ethnographic and historical research, they explore the relationships between motherhood as embodied experience and the local discourses on maternity. They show how the experience of motherhood has been influenced by missionaries, by colonial policies and by the introduction of Western medicine and biomedical birthing methods, and raise important questions about the costs and benefits of becoming a modern mother in these societies
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.M376 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ram, Kalpana
  • Jolly, Margaret
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motherhood
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • Maternité
  • Maternité
  • Mères
  • Mères
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • Moederschap
  • Mères
  • Maternité
  • Mères
  • Maternité
  • Mutterschaft
  • Asia
  • Pacific Area
  • Ozeanien
  • Asien
Label
Maternities and modernities : colonial and postcolonial experiences in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Kalpana Ram and Margaret Jolly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maternity and the story of enlightenment in the colonies : Tamil coastal women, south India
  • Kalpana Ram
  • Dai and the doctor : discourses on women's reproductive health in rural Bangladesh
  • Santi Rozario
  • Other mothers : maternal "insouciance" and the depopulation debate in Fiji and Vanuatu, 1890-1930
  • Margaret Jolly
  • Just add water : remaking women through childbirth, Anganen, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
  • Leanne Merrett-Balkos
  • From sisters to wives : changing contexts of maternity on Simbo, Western Solomon Islands
  • Christine Dureau
  • Introduction : colonial and postcolonial plots in histories of maternities and modernities
  • Epilogue : maternal experience and feminist body politics : Asian and Pacific perspectives
  • Kalpana Ram
  • Margaret Jolly
  • Shaping reproduction : maternity in early twentieth-century Malaya
  • Lenore Manderson
  • Modernizing the Malay mother
  • Maila Stivens
  • "Good wives and mothers" or "dedicated workers"? : contradictions of domesticity in the "mission of sisterhood", Travancore, south India
  • Jane Haggis
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780521584289
Lccn
97006813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36548859
  • (OCoLC)ocm36548859
Label
Maternities and modernities : colonial and postcolonial experiences in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Kalpana Ram and Margaret Jolly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maternity and the story of enlightenment in the colonies : Tamil coastal women, south India
  • Kalpana Ram
  • Dai and the doctor : discourses on women's reproductive health in rural Bangladesh
  • Santi Rozario
  • Other mothers : maternal "insouciance" and the depopulation debate in Fiji and Vanuatu, 1890-1930
  • Margaret Jolly
  • Just add water : remaking women through childbirth, Anganen, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
  • Leanne Merrett-Balkos
  • From sisters to wives : changing contexts of maternity on Simbo, Western Solomon Islands
  • Christine Dureau
  • Introduction : colonial and postcolonial plots in histories of maternities and modernities
  • Epilogue : maternal experience and feminist body politics : Asian and Pacific perspectives
  • Kalpana Ram
  • Margaret Jolly
  • Shaping reproduction : maternity in early twentieth-century Malaya
  • Lenore Manderson
  • Modernizing the Malay mother
  • Maila Stivens
  • "Good wives and mothers" or "dedicated workers"? : contradictions of domesticity in the "mission of sisterhood", Travancore, south India
  • Jane Haggis
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780521584289
Lccn
97006813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36548859
  • (OCoLC)ocm36548859

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