2021
DOI: 10.1590/1809-43412021v18a501
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Birthing, corporality and care among the Guarani-Mbyá of southern Brazil

Abstract: In this paper I draw attention to the happening of childbirth among the Guarani-Mbyá women. I highlight the centrality of a care language in the act of birth and of being born supported by the production of human bodies and kin. From Yva deliveries’ stories I explore the connection between silences, bodies and human and non-human socialities by interweaving it with native modes of care and a critical analysis of the medicalization of birth derived from the relationship with the “Juruá (“white”) system”. I emph… Show more

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