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ISBN10: 0521586143 ISBN13: 9780521586146 DDC: 306.874/3/095 LCC: HQ759 Edition: (pbk.)


Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction : colonial and postcolonial plots in histories of maternities and modernities / Margaret Jolly -- Shaping reproduction : maternity in early twentieth-century Malaya / Lenore Manderson -- Modernizing the Malay mother / Maila Stivens -- "Good wives and mothers" or "dedicated workers"? : contradictions of domesticity in the "mission of sisterhood", Travancore, south India / Jane Haggis -- Maternity and the story of enlightenment in the colonies : Tamil coastal women, south India / Kalpana Ram -- Dai and the doctor : discourses on women's reproductive health in rural Bangladesh / Santi Rozario -- Other mothers : maternal "insouciance" and the depopulation debate in Fiji and Vanuatu, 1890-1930 / Margaret Jolly -- Just add water : remaking women through childbirth, Anganen, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea / Leanne Merrett-Balkos -- From sisters to wives : changing contexts of maternity on Simbo, Western Solomon Islands / Christine Dureau -- Epilogue : maternal experience and feminist body politics : Asian and Pacific perspectives / Kalpana Ram.


  • LCC: HQ759
  • Dewey Decimal: 306.874/3/095

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xiii, 305 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk.)


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