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Author Hunt, Nancy Rose.

Title A colonial lexicon of birth ritual, medicalization, and mobility in the Congo / Nancy Rose Hunt
Published Durham, NC : Duke University Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 475 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Body, commodity, text
Body, commodity, text.
Contents 1. Crocodiles and wealth -- 2. Doctors and airplanes -- 3. Dining and surgery -- 4. Nurses and bicycles -- 5. Babies and forceps -- 6. Colonial maternities -- 7. Debris -- Departures
Summary Colonial relations in Zaire viewed through the attempts of missionaries to impose European midwifery and birthing practices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-445) and index
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Subject Yakusu (Mission : Congo) -- History.
Birth customs -- Religious aspects.
Birth customs -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Childbirth -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History.
Labor, Obstetric -- ethnology.
Colonialism -- history.
Religious Missions -- history.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Social life and customs.
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822381362 (electronic bk.)
9780822381365 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Birth ritual, medicalization, and mobility in the Congo