Killing Infants: Studies in the Worldwide Practice of Infanticide

Killing Infants: Studies in the Worldwide Practice of Infanticide

By: Brigitte Bechtold (editor), Donna Cooper Graves (editor)Hardback

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Contains a collection of twelve essays about the practice of infanticide in different parts of the world. This book includes a multidisciplinary bibliography of the infanticide literature.


Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction: Towards an Understanding of the Infanticide Scholarship - Brigitte H. Bechtold and Donna Cooper Graves; Part I: Race, Colonialism and Infanticide; 2. "She Made to Crush the Child's Fragile Skull": Disease, Infanticide, and Enslaved Women in 18th Century Saint-Domingue - Karol K. Weaver; 3. Infanticide and Infant Abandonment in the New South - Elna C. Green; 4. Infanticide, Savagery and Civilization: The Australian Experience - Shurlee Swain; Part II: European Lawmakers and Infanticide; 5. "... in a frenzy while raving mad": Physicians and Parliamentarians Define Infanticide in Victorian England - Donna Cooper Graves; 6. Unwilling Mothers and Unwanted Babies: Infanticide and Medico-Legal Responsibility in 20th Century Canadian Legal Discourse - Kirsten Johnson Kramar; 7. Making Sense of the Murdering Mother: Soviet Criminologists and Infanticide in Revolutionary Russia - Sharon Kowalsky; Part III: Case Studies of Infanticide; 8. Bearing the Burden of Bastardy: Infanticide, Race and Motherhood in Brazilian Slave Society - Jane-Marie Collins; 9. "The Demon Superstition": Abominable Twins and Mission Culture in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Onitsha, Nigeria - Misty L. Bastian; 10. "What she want to go and do that for?" Examining Infanticide in Toni Morrison's Beloved - Denise Shaw; 11. "The death seemed rather unusual to me": Infanticide Investigations into the Deaths of Legitimate Children in English-Speaking Victorian Canada - Janet McShane Galley; Part IV: Macroanalysis of Infanticide; 12. The Relative Economic Valuation of Female and Male Offspring in Nineteenth-Century France - Brigitte Bechtold; 13. Sex-Selective Infanticide and the "Missing Females" in India and China - Andrea M. den Boer and Valerie M. Hudson; Primary Sources, Infanticide Bibliography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773457614
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780773457614
  • ISBN10: 0773457615

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