Childbirth in Nepal : Some Numbers and Narratives et Investigating letter-writing in rural Nepal : from 'literacy events to literate agency'"


Laura M. Ahearn (Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University), invitée par l’équipe Anthropologie de l’écriture du IIAC (EHESS-CNRS) et par le Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (EHESS-CNRS), donnera deux conférences les lundi 9 et mardi 10 février 2009 :

  • Childbirth in Nepal: Some Numbers and Narratives,  lundi 9 février 2009 de 11 h à 13 h, 105 bld Raspail, salle 8
    In this talk, I present some preliminary results from an ongoing ethnographic study I have been conducting on childbirth in Nepal. First, I share some statistics regarding age at marriage and at first birth, pregnancy outcomes, birth locations, and the presence or absence of traditional birth attendants for women in the village of Junigau, Nepal.
    After discussing these numbers, I go on to present some excerpts from the women’s narratives of childbirth in order to explore some of the personal, social, and cultural meanings surrounding childbirth in the village. I conclude with some remarks on the dramatic social changes that have been occurring in Nepal over the past few years — changes that have had an impact on childbirth practices, on women’s conceptions of their own bodies, and on their ideas about themselves as females, as mothers, and as social agents.
  •  Investigating letter-writing in rural Nepal : from 'literacy events to “literate agency', mardi 10 février à 10h15,  54 bld Raspail, salle 524
    Intervention lors de la journée d’études « Enquêter sur l’écrit /Investigating Literacy and Writing Practices », 9 h 30-17 h 30, 54 bd Raspail, 75006, salle 524
    Journée d’études co-organisée par B. Fraenkel, C. Bustarret et A. Mbodj-Pouye dans le cadre des ateliers « Pratiques d'écriture : corpus, analyses, enquêtes » et « Atelier de lectures : Anthropologie de l’écriture & Literacy Studies », équipe Anthropologie de l’écriture, avec le soutien du Centre d’études africaines.
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  • le lundi 9 février 2009  de 11h  à 13h

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