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Editors: Pranee Liamputtong (La Trobe University, Australia)
Book Description:
Subject Scope: women's studies, midwifery, anthropology, sociology, social work, nursing, and medicine

Childrearing practices in every society occur in accordance with the cultural norms of the society. In most societies, however, childrearing practices share a common value: the preservation of life and maintenance of the health and well-being of a newborn infant. In this volume, the authors bring together salient issues regarding cultural beliefs and practices and social issues regarding infant care and childrearing and infant feeding practices as well as early motherhood in different societies. They show that traditional practices surrounding infant care and childrearing continue to live despite the fact that many societies have been modernised.

Table of Contents:
About the Book
About the Editor
About the Contributors



Chapter 1 - On Childrearing and Infant Care: A Cross-Cultural Perspective; pp. 3-29
(Pranee Liamputtong)

Chapter 2 - Kinship and Childrearing in Two African Societies: A Comparative Investigation of the Orring and the Igbo of Southeastern Nigeria; pp. 31-46
(Peter-Jazzy Ezeh)

Chapter 3 - Night-Time Infant Care: Cultural Practice, Evolution, and Infant Development; pp. 47-61
(Helen Ball)

Chapter 4 - Cultural Beliefs and Traditional Health Practices in the Context of War, Population Displacement and Social Disruption: The Examples of “Ebino” and “Tea-Tea” in Northern Uganda; pp. 63-77 (Sandro Accorsi, Nicoletta Ferrarese, Angelo Stefanini & Robert Iriso)

Chapter 5 - Childrearing Practices and Parental Values in an Indigenous Sami Population in Northern Norway: A Cross-Cultural Comparison; pp. 79-95
(Cecilie Javo)

Chapter 6 - Childrearing Practices Among Primary Caregivers of HIV-Infected Children Aged 0-5 Years in Chiang Mai, Thailand;
pp. 97-108
(Pimpaporn Klunklin, Prakin Suchaxaya, Chawapornpan Chanprasit, & Wichit Srisuphun)

Chapter 7 - Women's Work and Weaning: A Case Study from Periurban Kathmandu, Nepal; pp. 109-126
(Tina Moffat)

Chapter 8 - Sex Work and Unplanned Infants in Highlands Papua, Indonesia; pp. 127-137
(Leslie Butt)


Chapter 9 - Beliefs about Pregnancy, Childbearing and Newborn Infants in a Rural District in Northern Malawi; pp. 141-154
(Alister C. Munthali)

Chapter 10 - Starting Out: The ‘Omugwo’ Practice and Instilling the Rudiments of Childrearing in Mothers among the Igbo of Southeastern Nigeria; pp. 155-166
(Edlyne E. Anugwom)

Chapter 11 - The role of Tamang Grandmothers in Perinatal Care, Makwanpur District, Nepal; pp. 167-184
(Hilde Masvie)

Chapter 12 - Maternity and Identity Among Ethnically Indian Immigrant Women in Melbourne, Australia Natasha Maharaj; pp. 185-198
(Natasha Maharaj)


Chapter 13 - Baby, Souls, Name and Health: Traditional and changed rituals for a Newborn Infant among Hmong Immigrant Mothers in Australia; pp. 201-220
(Pranee Liamputtong)

Chapter 14 - Cultural Conceptions of Infant Health and Development Among Bolivian Immigrant Mothers in Italy; pp. 221-234
(Ughetta Moscardino & Sabrina Bonichini)

Chapter 15 - Sites of Conflict and Accommodation: Childrearing Values and Practices in Vietnamese-Australian Families with Young Children; pp. 235-248
(Andrea Lee Esser)

Chapter 16 - Infant Feeding Beliefs and Practices Among Afghan Women Living in Melbourne, Australia; pp. 249-273
(Vicki Tsianakas & Pranee Liamputtong)

Index pp.275-291

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   Pages: 319pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60021-610-7
   Status: AV
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