RR: Death Without Weeping - Meza1 George J Meza Dr Vogel Cultural Anthropology 28 January 2020 RR Death Without Weeping 1 Hughes was surprised by \u201cthe

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Meza1 George J. Meza Dr. Vogel Cultural Anthropology 28 January 2020 RR: Death Without Weeping 1. Hughes was surprised by “the seeming indifference of Alto women to the death of their infants, and their willingness to attribute to their own tiny offspring an aversion to life that made their death seem wholly natural, indeed all but anticipated.” Which I believe means that she was surprised by the ways the mothers acted and behaved with the death and dying of their infant children, the mothers almost expected death as it was a part of their lives to not provide for the children who weren’t “survivors”. 2. “Passive infanticide” or “mortal selective neglect” is the act of mothers only nurturing for the “survivors” while letting the weak and underdeveloped babies die. Hughes states “Mothers stepped back and allowed nature to take its course.” The mothers only have enough resources to take care of the babies who they think will actually survive, they cannot “waste” their very limited resources on infants they think won’t make it.
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