Tag: motherhood

The Best Laid Plans are not Birth Plans

Jennifer McIntosh , October 7th, 2021

Childbirth has had a long and winding history. This is understandable since it has literally been happening since the beginning of human time. Prior to 1950, many births…


Through Mother’s Eyes: Subjectivity Reimagines Technology in Documentary Film

Naomi Schoenfeld , April 29th, 2021

An Interview with Filmmaker Natalia Almada and Sound Designer Dave Cerf Anthropology and Documentary Anthropology and documentary are shaped by integrating subjectivity with philosophical and ethical …


Book Review: Heading Home: Motherhood, Work and the Failed Promise of Equality by Shani Orgad

Rose Deller , March 19th, 2019

In Heading Home: Motherhood, Work and the Failed Promise of Equality, Shani Orgad draws on interviews with educated, London-based women to explore their decision to leave their successful careers to…

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Birth as Ritual/Ritual as Birth

Alma Gottlieb , March 11th, 2019

Cultural anthropologist, Robbie Davis-Floyd, is considered by many as the Queen of Childbirth Studies.   A Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of…

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The Anthropology/Poetry Nexus–An Interview with Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

Alma Gottlieb , January 15th, 2018

Can artists and social scientists inhabit the same universe? Melisa (“Misha”) Cahnmann-Taylor embodies that nexus. Her advanced degrees include an MFA in poetry . . . and a…

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How do you raise a child? Insights from a World of Babies

aaaguestcontributor , May 12th, 2017

How do you raise a child?  Ask any mother, and she’ll offer a long list of things you should do–and shouldn’t do.  Not only will three mothers share…

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