Child mortality and mother love
Respond to the following questons:
- What did Scheper-Hughes notice about mothers’ reactions during the baby die-off of 1965 in Bom Jesus, Brazil?
- How do poor Brazilian mothers react to their infants’ illnesses and death? How do other institutions such as the church, clinic, and civil authorities respond? Give examples.
- How does Scheper-Hughes explain the apparent indifference of mothers to their death of their infants?
- What does the indifference of mothers to the deaths of their children say about basic human nature, especially the mother-child bond?