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Tired of Weeping: Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau
In this comprehensive and provocative study of maternal reactions to child death in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, anthropologist Jónína Einarsdóttir challenges the assumption that mothers in high-poverty societies will neglect their children and fail to mourn their deaths as a survival strategy. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted from 1993 to 1998 among the matrilinea ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published November 29th 2004 by University of Wisconsin Press
(first published September 2000)
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