L’allattamento tra cura e cultura: dall’Africa all’ipertrofia tecnologica

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Breastfeeding is a practice so far unobtrusively studied by cultural and medical anthropology, an act placed between nature and culture, between private and social women spheres and which, like birth and pregnancy. It expresses hierarchies in roles and gender relations among biopolitical dynamics which denote the organization of society itself. As a cultural practice, breastfeeding differs itself on the basis of the so-cial and ethnic belonging of the mother and the child, leading to ritual differences such as the law of the “kinship of milk” in muslim societies or the apothecary taboo of Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper reflects on how much this is occurring in Western society where breastfeeding is less and less widespread and how much the lobbies in-fluence technological and biomedical hypertrophy.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)75-82
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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