• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Breast Feeding and Sexuality: Behaviour, Beliefs and Taboos Among the Gogo Mothers in Tanzania - Fertility, Reproduction & Sexuality v. 5 (Paperback)
  • Breast Feeding and Sexuality: Behaviour, Beliefs and Taboos Among the Gogo Mothers in Tanzania - Fertility, Reproduction & Sexuality v. 5 (Paperback)
zoom

Breast Feeding and Sexuality: Behaviour, Beliefs and Taboos Among the Gogo Mothers in Tanzania - Fertility, Reproduction & Sexuality v. 5 (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£19.00
Paperback Published: 28/11/2006
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Whereas in western countries, breastfeeding is an uncontroversial, purely personal issue, in most parts of the world, mother and baby form part of a network of interpersonal relations with its own rules and expectations. In this study, the author examines the cultural and social context of breastfeeding among the Gogo women of the Cigongwe's village in Tanzania, as part of the Paediatric Programme of Doctors with Africa, based in Padua. The focus is on mothers' behaviour and post partum taboos as key elements in Gogo understanding of the vicissitudes of the breast feeding process. This nutritional period is subject to many different events both physical and social that may upset the natural and intense link between mother and child. Any violation of cultural norms, particularly those dealing with sexual behaviour, marriage and reproduction, can, in the eyes of the Gogo, put at risk the correct development of an infant with serious consequences both for the baby's health as well as for the womani s image as mother and wife.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845452995
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8 mm

You may also be interested in...

Eroticism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Sex and Punishment
Added to basket
The Art of Conversation
Added to basket
Wilde's Last Stand
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Sex at Dawn
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Motherhood
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Getting Past Your Breakup
Added to basket
City of Sin
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Our Cheating Hearts
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Going Solo
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Secret World of the Working Mother
Added to basket
Social Intelligence
Added to basket
Sex and the Citadel
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.