The Revolution in Maternal Thinking and Child Survival in Northeast Brazil: 20 Years After Death Without Weeping

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Part of the Spring 2013 Bay Area Latin America Forum 

February 25, 2013

Nancy Scheper-Hughes on motherhood in Brazil

Event Description

In this public lecture, Prof. Scheper-Hughes will discuss life and death in the interior of Northeast Brazil, 20 years after the publication of Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Her controversial discussion of mother love and child death is one of her most well-known — though least well-understood — theses.  She will clarify her argument and explain how a veritable sexual and reproductive  revolution came about in the first decade of the 21st century.

More Information

Read "No More Angel Babies on the Alto," Nancy Scheper-Hughes' article for the Spring 2013 Berkeley Review