The Resource Babylost : racism, survival, and the quiet politics of infant mortality, from A to Z, Monica J. Casper

Babylost : racism, survival, and the quiet politics of infant mortality, from A to Z, Monica J. Casper

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Babylost : racism, survival, and the quiet politics of infant mortality, from A to Z
Title
Babylost
Title remainder
racism, survival, and the quiet politics of infant mortality, from A to Z
Statement of responsibility
Monica J. Casper
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The U.S. infant mortality rate is among the highest in the industrialized world, and Black babies are far more likely than white babies to die in their first year of life. Maternal mortality rates are also very high. Though the infant mortality rate overall has improved over the past century with public health interventions, racial disparities have not. Racism, poverty, lack of access to health care, and other causes of death have been identified, but not yet adequately addressed. The tragedy is twofold: it is undoubtedly tragic that babies die in their first year of life, and it is both tragic and unacceptable that most of these deaths are preventable. Despite the urgency of the problem, there has been little public discussion of infant loss. The question this book takes up is not why babies die; we already have many answers to this question. It is, rather, who cares that babies, mostly but not only Black and Native American babies, are dying before their first birthdays? More importantly, what are we willing to do about it? This book tracks social and cultural dimensions of infant death through 58 alphabetical entries, from Absence to ZIP Code. It centers women's loss and grief, while also drawing attention to dimensions of infant death not often examined. It is simultaneously a sociological study of infant death, an archive of loss and grief, and a clarion call for social change"--
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1966-
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Casper, Monica J.
Dewey number
304.6/4083
Index
index present
LC call number
HB1323.I42
LC item number
U6336 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Infants
  • African American infants
  • Indian infants
  • Maternal health services
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Racism
  • Maternal and infant welfare
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Infants
  • Maternal and infant welfare
  • Maternal health services
  • United States
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Babylost : racism, survival, and the quiet politics of infant mortality, from A to Z, Monica J. Casper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-253) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1257313810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781978825956
Lccn
2021023672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Babylost : racism, survival, and the quiet politics of infant mortality, from A to Z, Monica J. Casper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1257313810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781978825956
Lccn
2021023672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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