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Motherhood, ethnicity and experience: a narrative analysis of the debates concerning culture in the provision of health services for Bangladeshi mothers in East London.

Abstract:

The Bangladeshi diaspora in East London exists in a rapidly changing social geography. Drawing on fieldwork conducted with Bangladeshi mothers in East London over a period of 18 months (2003-2004), this paper explores the different ways in which becoming a mother is conceptualised, and examines the cultural claims that mothers make through their narratives of motherhood. The research focuses on health and motherhood because they are important points where personal experience, social instituti...

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Journal:
Anthropology and medicine
Volume:
17
Issue:
3
Pages:
289-299
Publication date:
2010-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-2910
ISSN:
1364-8470
URN:
uuid:2cb93c65-5212-4523-b71b-788ed60d36a8
Source identifiers:
215852
Local pid:
pubs:215852

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