[ RECENSION ] Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland, Pantheon Books, 1979. Herland est une utopie féministe qui se déroule à la veille de la Première Guerre Mondiale. Trois hommes états-uniens (un sociologue, un médecin, un explorateur) entendent parler d'une société au Nord des montagnes, qui seraient composée uniquement de femmes. Et bien sûr malgré les avertissements des populations locales … Continue reading [ RECENSION ] Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

[REVIEW] Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

[Originally published on August 8, 2018 on the Association for Feminist Anthropology website] Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation, Sheila Cosminsky, University of Texas Press, 2016, 303 p. Midwives and Mothers builds on Sheila Cosminsky’s decades-long involvement with midwives in Guatemala, where she has been conducting research since 1974. This thoroughly documented … Continue reading [REVIEW] Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

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[ REVIEW ] Ostrach, Bayla 2017 Health Policy in a Time of Crisis

[Review Originally published on Anthropology-News ] “In Catalunya and beyond, abortion is never just a medical or even a moral issue. It is an explosive nexus of intense social conflict over power, ‘rights,’ bodily autonomy, access to health care and the equal distribution of resources in society” (Ostrach 2017: 69). Health Policy in a Time … Continue reading [ REVIEW ] Ostrach, Bayla 2017 Health Policy in a Time of Crisis