This book is about an ordinary woman with amazing ability and drive, who had an extraordinary commitment to her family, to her business, to her
neighbors and community, and to her strong religious... More > faith. It is a glimpse into the life as lived by one family in the early to middle years of the last century in provincial Ireland. And it is my tribute to the great, generous lady who
passed on in 2003 at the age of almost 90< Less
This original field study is an oral history project that tells the stories of six traditional Maya midwives from the Mam area of Guatemala. The midwives interviewed are from in and around the town... More > of Concepcion Chiquirichapa, Guatemala.
Part one explains the motivation behind this project, the methodology used, and my reflections and analysis.
Part Two provides the broader context of Maya healing traditions and the issue of high maternal mortality rates in Guatemala and their relationship to midwifery care.
Part Three contains the stories of six midwives who were interviewed in or near their homes in March of 2004. Part three also contains seven profiles of individual plants that are used medicinally by the midwives and women of Concepcion Chiquirichapa. There are additional profiles of the temascal (traditional Mesoamerican sweatbath) and the jabon negro (a black soap made by women in the community.)< Less
Prin drama socială `Şi când m-am trezit, tot peste Dumnezeu am dat`, pătrundem în interiorul sufletului şi experienţelor nelămurite ale unui bărbat... More > aflat la vârsta marilor trăiri.
Figura centrală care domină, este, evident, cea a lui Daniel, personaj complex, posedat de un ego puternic, sentimentele sale nelămurite, gândurile antagonice şi stările de totală interiorizare, introducându-ne în lumea încurcată a genului confuz.
În jurul său evoluează personaje aparent comune, fără o prea mare semnificaţie, la o primă vedere, care, însă, contribuie decisiv şi gradual, în cele din urmă, în ceasul concluziilor finale, la conduita şi drumul ales de personaj.< Less