Contributors draw on research in prehistoric, historic, and contemporary sites in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America to explore the biological and cultural phenomenon of the fetus, raising methodological and theoretical concerns ...
Author: Sallie Han
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Health & Fitness
As a biological, cultural, and social entity, the human fetus is a multifaceted subject which calls for equally diverse perspectives to fully understand. Anthropology of the Fetus seeks to achieve this by bringing together specialists in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. Contributors draw on research in prehistoric, historic, and contemporary sites in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America to explore the biological and cultural phenomenon of the fetus, raising methodological and theoretical concerns with the ultimate goal of developing a holistic anthropology of the fetus.
C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor, Head of Department of Biological Anthropology C G
Nicholas Mascie-Taylor. 1981 ) , for instance a rhesus - positive fetus carried by a
rhesus - negative mother . At parturition it is common for fetal blood to cross the ...
Author: C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
The study of disease in human populations provides insight into the relationships between people and their environments. Changing disease patterns reflect the effect of many factors--biological, ecological, and social--and help illuminate the fundamental nature of disease itself. This book discusses the subject from three complementary viewpoints. Dr. Mascie-Taylor sets out to address the causes of disease and considers the influence of biocultural factors on disease patterns and the historical impact on human populations. Dr. Lewis views disease from the perspective of social and medical anthropology. He discusses the social causes of disease and cultural responses. Prof. Kunitz uses modern and historical data from Polynesia to make comparisons between the different patterns of disease in developing countries. The book will interest biological and social anthropologists as well as all those concerned with tropical and community medicine.
The Haunting Fetus focuses on the belief in modern Taiwan that an aborted fetus can return to haunt its family.
Author: Marc L. Moskowitz
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Social Science
The Haunting Fetus focuses on the belief in modern Taiwan that an aborted fetus can return to haunt its family. Although the topic has been researched in Japan and commented on in the Taiwanese press, it has not been studied systematically in relation to Taiwan in either English or Chinese. This fascinating study looks at a range of topics pertaining to the belief in haunting fetuses, including abortion, sexuality, the changing nature of familial power structures, the economy, and traditional and modern views of the spirit world in Taiwan and in traditional Chinese thought. It addresses the mental, moral, and psychological aspects of abortion within the context of modernization processes and how these ramify through historical epistemologies and folk traditions. The author illustrates how images of fetus-ghosts are often used to manipulate women, either through fear or guilt, into paying exorbitant sums of money for appeasement. He argues at the same time, however, that although appeasement can be expensive, it provides important psychological comfort to women who have had abortions as well as a much-needed means to project personal and familial feelings of transgression onto a safely displaced object. In addition to bringing to the surface underlying tensions within a family, appeasing fetus-ghosts, like other dealings with supernatural beings in Chinese religions, allows for atonement through economic avenues. The paradox in which fetus-ghost appeasement simultaneously exploits and assists evinces the true complexity of the issue--and of religious and gender studies as a whole.
Just as in the anthropology of expressive individualism, in Roe and Doe, there is
no natural relationship, no claim arising from the maternal fetal connection or any
plea of kinship that can impose an obligation on the woman to carry her in utero ...
Author: O. Carter Snead
American law assumes that individuals are autonomous, defined by their capacity to choose, and not obligated to each other. But our bodies make us vulnerable and dependent, and the law leaves the weakest on their own. O. Carter Snead argues for a paradigm that recognizes embodiment, enabling law and policy to provide for the care that people need.
There was a symposium on prenatal anthropology , where participants offered
various typology of particular aspects of fetus development , ultrasonic
measurements , and anatomical research on fetus . Anthropologists discussed
Testing Women , Testing the Fetus : The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in
America . New York : Routledge . Roseman , S R ( 2013 ) . ' Unemployment and
Labor Migration in Rural Galicia ( Spain ) Dialectical Anthropology 37 ( 3-4 ) : 401
Author: Véronique Petit
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
The Anthropological Demography of Health explores the combination of anthropological and demographic approaches to public health research, charting the growing body of research that combines ethnography with quantitative models and methods in the field of population health.
Whether the fetus develops into a male or a female has to do with the relative
proportions of semen contributed by the man and the woman: if more from the
man the child is a male, if more from the woman the child is a female. Each sex
28 B . FORMAL AND MATERIAL DISTINCTIONS Some insights into Shannon ' s
philosophical and anthropological presuppositions may be gleaned from a co -
authored article on the moral status of the pre - embryo . 29 In it he argues for ...
Author: Alfred Cioffi
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Health & Fitness
With an increased capacity to analyze fetal cells in the laboratory and the present possibility of monitoring human embryonic development using advanced diagnostic technique, prenatal diagnosis (PND) has become widely diffused in medical practice. The Fetus as Medical Patient emphasizes, however, that PND results are not unambiguous: they may either lead to a continuation of the pregnancy, or to an abortion. Cioffi engages the reader in a comprehensive examination of the state of the question regarding diagnosis and possible treatment of human illness in utero. The book deals with biomedical consideration in prenatal human life, presents a survey of the literature of ten North American Catholic theologians who have written on the topic of moral dilemmas in PND over the past twenty years, and critically analyzes the writings of these ten authors.
She lectures on kinship and the new reproductive technologies in UCLA's
department of anthropology . Her current research involves families created
using new reproductive technologies , with a focus on surrogate - fetal
interactions . M least ...
In the seventh week are formed the renal capsules and kidneys , and the sexual
organs are speedily evolved , but the sex of the foetus Fig . 39 . — Foetus in
Utero . * is not determined until some time after . The embryo is now nine lines ,
... frequently alludes , and the subjects of which deserve the title of porcupine
men , has no interest for the anthropologist . ... either in consequence of
hereditary predisposition , of some accident to the mother , or from some disease
of the fetus ...
Ultrasound offers perhaps the best technology for the observation of fetal growth
within full normal circumstances . However , well - designed ultrasound studies of
large samples of normal fetuses observed serially through gestation must be ...
Vols. for 1930- include the Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (sometimes issued as separately paged supplements).
Author: Wistar Institute of Anatomy and BiologyPublish On: 1987
Official Publication of the American Association of Physical Anthropology Wistar
Institute of Anatomy and Biology, American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Variation in Early Neonatal Mortality for Different Types of Fetal
This resulted in practicing craniotomy ( destruction of fetus due to the perforation
of the fetus ' head ) more often than in Continental obstetrics , while
symphysiotomy ( which could led to permanent harm of the mother ) or Caesarian
BOOK REVIEWS The Haunting Fetus : Abortion , Sexuality , and the Spirit World
in Taiwan . ... In The Haunting Fetus , Marc Moskowitz examines the
contemporary Taiwanese social phenomenon of people appeasing their aborted fetuses .
An overwhelming concern was that their own prenatal behavior might result in
miscarriage or fetal death and / or might permanently “ mark ” the child . Thirteen
of the 14 women ( 93 % ) stated that lifting or hard work on the part of the mother
The only hinderance is that of identifying the needy , i.e. the fetus who are liable
to be delivered with low birth weight . This task has been smoothened with the
advent of ultrasonograyhy for which anthropological data becomes a standard .
CHARACTERISTIC MORPHOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES ON " BLACK AND
WHITE " CRANIAL FETAL BONES Kósa F ... Department of Anthropology in
Washington to carry out metrical and structural studies on fetal and newborn