The Revolution in Maternal Thinking and Child Survival in Northeast Brazil: 20 Years After Death Without Weeping

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Title Conditional: The Revolution in Maternal Thinking and Child Survival in Northeast Brazil: 20 Years After Death Without Weeping
Monday, February 25, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm | 554 Barrows Hall

Nancy Scheper-Hughes at Berkeley, February 2013.

- Read "No More Angel Babies on the Alto," Nancy Scheper-Hughes' article for the Spring 2013 Berkeley Review

In this public lecture, Prof. Scheper-Hughes will discuss life and death in the interior of Northeast Brazil, 20 years after the publication of Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Her controversial discussion of mother love and child death is one of her most well-known — though least well-understood — theses.  She will clarify her argument and explain how a veritable sexual and reproductive  revolution came about in the first decade of the 21st century.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes speaks for CLAS, February 2013. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)

Nancy Scheper-Hughes speaks for CLAS, February 2013. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.) 

Nancy Scheper-Hughes speaks for CLAS, February 2013. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)

Nancy Scheper-Hughes speaks for CLAS, February 2013. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.) 

An overflow audience packed the room to hear Scheper-Hughes discuss her decades of research in Brazil. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)

An overflow audience packed the room to hear Scheper-Hughes discuss her decades of research in Brazil. (Photo by Mariana González Insua.)