Unformatted text preview: depressing fact of the real life tragedy is the lack of emotional tie that these mothers feel toward their newborns, and the fact that they are able to get over a death of their kin so easily, without proper funerals or any recognition to their life and death. This reading was easily the most eye-opening one to me. I think this is the case because it is so far from what we have here in the U.S. We hold such a strong unity in family, and the value of life, that it is hard to imagine a place where life is held with such little regard. It is something that I don’t even want to try and relate to, and it make me even that much more thankful for coming up in the upbringing that I did and with the loving family that I was given....
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- Winter '11
- Nancy Scheper-Hughes, real life tragedy, Professor McKenna, author Nancy Scheper-Hughes