Daughters of Hariti

Daughters of Hariti looks at her 'daughters' today, female midwives and healers in many different cultures across the region.

Author: Santi Rozario

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134471348

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Hariti is the ancient Indian goddess of childbirth and women healers, known at one time throughout South and Southeast Asia from India to Nepal and Bali. Daughters of Hariti looks at her 'daughters' today, female midwives and healers in many different cultures across the region. It also traces the transformation of childbirth in these cultures under the impact of Western biomedical technology, national and international health policies and the wider factors of social and economic change. The authors ask what can be done to improve the high rates of maternal and infant deaths and illnesses still associated with childbirth in most societies in this area and whether the wholesale replacement of indigenous knowledge by Western biomedical technology is necessarily a good thing.

The Daughters of H rit

The authors ask what can be done to improve maternal and infant deaths and illnesses still associated with childbirth in this area and whether the wholesale replacement of indigenous knowledge by Western biomedical technology is a good ...

Author: Santi Rozario

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415277922

Category: Medical

Page: 306

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The authors ask what can be done to improve maternal and infant deaths and illnesses still associated with childbirth in this area and whether the wholesale replacement of indigenous knowledge by Western biomedical technology is a good thing.

Multiple Medical Realities

“ The Healer on the Margins : The Dai in Rural Bangladesh ' , in S. Rozario and G. Samuel ( eds ) The Daughters of Hariti : Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia . London and New York : Routledge , 130–146 .

Author: Helle Johannessen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 184545104X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 202

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Nowadays a plethora of treatment technologies is available to the consumer, each employing a variety of concepts of the body, self, sickness and healing. This volume explores the options, strategies and consequences that are both relevant and necessary for patients and practitioners who are manoeuvring this medical plurality. Although wideranging in scope and covering areas as diverse as India, Ecuador, Ghana and Norway, central to all contributions is the observation that technologies of healing are founded on socially learned and to some extent fluid experiences of body and self.

Where There is No Midwife

In Daughters of Hariti : Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia , eds . Santi Rozario and Geoffrey Samuel . New York : Routledge . Rubin , Gayle . 1975. “ The Traffic in Women : Notes on the ' Political Economy ' of ...

Author: Sarah Pinto

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845453107

Category: Medical

Page: 330

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In the Sitapurdistrict of Uttar Pradesh, an agricultural region with high rates of infant mortality, maternal health services are poor while family planning efforts are intensive. By following the daily lives of women in this setting, the author considers the women's own experiences of birth and infant death, their ways of making-do, and the hierarchies they create and contend with. This book develops an approach to the care that focuses on emotion, domestic spaces, illicit and extra-institutional biomedicine, and household and neighborly relations that these women are able to access. It shows that, as part of the concatenation of affect and access, globalized moralities about reproduction are dependent on ambiguous ideas about caste. Through the unfolding of birth and death, a new vision of untouchability emerges that is integral to visions of progress.

Prayer in the City

Her books include Purity and Communal Boundaries (Zed Books, 1992; revised version University Press Limited, 2001), The Daughters of Hariti. Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia (edited with Geoffrey Samuel, ...

Author: Patrick A. Desplat

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839419458

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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This volume envisions social practices surrounding mosques, shrines and public spaces in urban contexts as a window on the diverse ways in which Muslims in different regional and historical settings imagine, experience, and inhabit places and spaces as »sacred«. Unlike most studies on Muslim communities, this volume focuses on cultural, material and sensuous practices and urban everyday experience. Drawing on a range of analytical perspectives, the contributions examine spatial practices in Muslim societies from an interdisciplinary perspective, an approach which has been widely neglected both in Islamic studies and social sciences.

Reproduction Childbearing and Motherhood

Daughters of Hariti : Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia , Routledge : London . Rozario , S. , 2002 , ' The Healer on the Margins : The Dai in Rural Bangladesh ' , in S. Rozario & G. Samuel ( eds . ) ...

Author: Pranee Liamputtong

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600216064

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 284

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Although reproduction including infertility, abortion, childbearing and motherhood is a significant human experience, its social meaning is shaped by the culture in which birthing women live. Reproduction and its management, therefore, occur within the social and cultural context of the event. As such, reproductive beliefs and practices differ across social and cultural settings. This book focuses on reproduction, childbearing and motherhood. In this volume, the authors show that despite the modernisation of the society and advanced medical technology and knowledge in reproduction, traditions continue to exert influence on how the women and their families manage their reproduction, childbearing and motherhood in their societies.

Imagining the Fetus

... (1984) 34: 229–50; P. Jeffrey, R. Jeffrey, and A. Lyon, “Contaminating States: Midwifery, Childbearing, and the State in Rural North India,” in The Daughters of Harītī: Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia, ed.

Author: Jane Marie Law

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195380040

Category: Religion

Page: 305

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In contemporary Western culture, the word "fetus" introduces either a political subject or a literal, medicalized entity. Neither of these frameworks does justice to the vast array of religious literature and oral traditions from cultures around the world in which the fetus emerges as a powerful symbol or metaphor. This volume presents essays that explore the depiction of the fetus in the world's major religious traditions, finding some striking commonalities as well as intriguing differences. Among the themes that emerge is the tendency to conceive of the fetus as somehow independent of the mother's body — as in the case of the Buddha, who is described as inhabiting a palace while gestating in the womb. On the other hand, the fetus can also symbolically represent profound human needs and emotions, such as the universal experience of vulnerability. The authors note how the advent of the fetal sonogram has transformed how people everywhere imagine the unborn today, giving rise to a narrow range of decidedly literal questions about personhood, gender, and disability.

Birth and Birthgivers

Daughters of Hariti : Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia , ( London : Routledge , 2002 ) , pp . 163-181 . Janet Chawla , “ Hawa Gola and Mother - in - Laws Big Toe : On Understanding Dai's Imagery of the Female ...

Author: Janet Chawla

Publisher: Har-Anand Publications

ISBN: 8124109389

Category: Childbirth

Page: 312

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This volume presents waried essays exploring women's voices, agencies and aesthetics in the traditional handling of chilbearing. Ayurveda as it comprehends reproduction, sohars (birth songs), birth narratives cord-cutters, dais' knowledge and compensation systems, as well as analyses of biomedical dominance and erasure of indigenous knowledge all provide a peek bechind the purdah in this critical reclamation of tradition.

Reproductive Agency Medicine and the State

Daughters of Hariti : Birth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia . London : Routledge 2003a . ' Reproduction , Health , Rights : Connections and Disconnections ' , in R. Wilson and J. Mitchell , eds .

Author: Maya Unnithan-Kumar

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845450442

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Recent years have seen many changes in human reproduction resulting from state and medical interventions in childbearing processes. Based on empirical work in a variety of societies and countries, this volume considers the relationship between reproductive processes (of fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period) on the one hand and attitudes, medical technologies and state health policies in diverse cultural contexts on the other.

Socio Cultural Insights of Childbirth in South Asia

45 Rozario, S. and G. Samuel, Daughters of Hariti: Childbirth and female healers in South and Southeast Asia. 2003: Routledge, London. 46 Adhikari, R., Demographic, socio-economic, and cultural factors affecting fertility differentials ...

Author: Sabitra Kaphle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000417012

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book analyses the significant socio-cultural factors impacting childbirth experiences of women living in remote and complex social settings. This book challenges the notion that childbirth is a universal biological event which women experience in their reproductive lives and provides an in-depth social perspective of understanding childbirth. Drawing on evocative stories of women living in the Himalayas, the author discusses how childbirth should be supported to enable women to take control and ownership of their experiences. Based on extensive research undertaken in remote mountain regions of Nepal, the book provides evidence for and discussion of childbirth in the context of other countries, cultures and communities. Utilising a feminist perspective, this book critiques medical control of childbirth and argues in favour of giving power to women so that they can make decisions which are right for them. In doing so, the author unpacks complexities associated with women’s lives in remote communities and highlights the significance of addressing broader determinants impacting birth outcomes and valuing childbirth traditions to ensure cultural safety for women, families and societies. Through exploring the wide range of factors influencing women and their childbirth experiences, this book offers a new model for childbirth that policy makers, practitioners, communities, educators, researchers and other professionals can use to make childbirth an empowering experience for women. It will be of interest to academics and professionals in the fields of public health, midwifery, health promotion, sociology and South Asian Studies.