ANTHRCUL 325 - Childbirth & Culture
Fall 2016, Section 001
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Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course examines childbirth from an anthropological perspective, focusing on the distinctive sociocultural configurations of childbirth practices and beliefs in several different societies. The cross-cultural study of childbirth not only provides the basis for an understanding of the cultural logic underlying these practices and beliefs, but also expands our knowledge of women’s perspectives on social change and on the medicalisation of childbirth. The course considers a range of childbirth-related topics including conception, the birthing process, childbirth rituals, postpartum care of mothers and newborns, fathers’ participation, miscarriage and infant mortality, changing childbirth practices, and the politics of childbirth relating to hospitalization and reproductive technologies. Based on reading and videos from studies of childbirth in African, Asian, European, Latin American, and North American societies, students’ work will be evaluated through one short paper, a book review, class participation, and a midterm and a final exam.

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Schedule

ANTHRCUL 325 - Childbirth & Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
23733
Open
12
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
23734
Closed
0
 
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
23740
Open
1
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
23741
Open
2
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
23742
Open
7
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
23743
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
23744
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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