Measuring maternal worth : racial science in Mexican obstetrics, 1869-1936

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Title: Measuring maternal worth : racial science in Mexican obstetrics, 1869-1936
Author: O'Brien, Elizabeth Aislinn
Abstract: This thesis explores the connections between scientific politics and maternal healthcare in Mexico between 1869 and 1936. In sum, I propose that scientific and elite debate about female biology was related to broader national concerns about race, gender, modernity and national identity. I therefore look at the production of scientific knowledge as a social project, and one that is not easily separated from political endeavors and nation-state formation.
Department: Latin American Studies
Subject: Mexico History Gender Race Science
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5874
Date: 2012-05

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