Death without weeping: the violence of everyday life in Brazil

  title={Death without weeping: the violence of everyday life in Brazil},
  author={Nancy May Flowers},
  journal={Cadernos De Saude Publica},
  • N. Flowers
  • Published 1 June 1992
  • Political Science
  • Cadernos De Saude Publica
highlighted starvation amidst plenty. Brazil grew very rapidly, at 7 percent per year from 1940 to 1980, but under ruthless military rule from the late 1960s to 1982, the incidence of malnutrition increased, particularly in the poverty-stricken Northeast. Nancy ScheperHughes's ethnography of this region (Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992) portrays in heart-rending detail the predicament of mothers forced by food… 


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