Page Count: 317
Publication Date: April 2016
This is a unique book that brings together fine-grained ethnographic research on women’s health in various global contexts, and does so in the particular development context of the Millennium Development Goals. The topic is significant, particularly as we have come to the end of the timeframe of the MDGs and there is work being done to shape where the development and maternal health fields go from here. Having a socio-cultural perspective is imperative at this point.
—Susan R. Hemer, University of Adelaide
This book provides a detailed narrative that gives a much needed voice to women.
It is an enjoyable read that illustrates the complexity of a problem that is often oversimplified.
—Dale Ballucci, Western University
This volume is both timely and relevant to a wide range of disciplines including social sciences, health care, and development studies. The ethnographic focus is particularly welcome. It illustrates the range of cultural variation and the complexity of measuring and attempting to meet the MDGs.
—Susan Schalge, Minnesota State University, Mankato