Seguridad cultural para las madres indigenas mesoamericanas. Una exploracion de las Epistemologias del sur con el Códice florentino como guia

Reid, Alison and Rojas-Lizana, Isolda (2014) Seguridad cultural para las madres indigenas mesoamericanas. Una exploracion de las Epistemologias del sur con el Códice florentino como guia. Delaware Review of Latin American Studies, 15 2: .

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Author Reid, Alison
Rojas-Lizana, Isolda
Title Seguridad cultural para las madres indigenas mesoamericanas. Una exploracion de las Epistemologias del sur con el Códice florentino como guia
Formatted title
Seguridad cultural para las madres indígenas mesoamericanas. Una exploración de las Epistemologías del sur con el Códice florentino como guía
Translated title Cultural Safety in childbirth for indigenous women of Mesoamerica: exploring the Epistemologies of the South through the resources of the Florentine Codex
Language of Title spa
Journal name Delaware Review of Latin American Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
Language of Journal Name eng
ISSN 1536-1837
Publication date 2014-12-31
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 15
Issue 2
Total pages 15
Place of publication Newark, DE, United States
Publisher Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Delaware
Collection year 2015
Language eng
spa
Formatted abstract
This paper explores birthing practices employed in Mesoamerican indigenous communities through the examination of the Florentine Codex of Fray Bernardino Sahagún, to glimpse at how the birthing roles of the original peoples of Mesoamerica were prescribed. The Florentine Codex is a 12 volume work of ethnographic research undertaken in the 16th Century to describe the lives of the Nahua (also known as Aztec and Mexica) people in Mesoamerica in the immediate aftermath of the Spanish conquest of the New World. We show that pre-Conquest women had roles which were respected throughout their communities. Indigenous Mesoamerican women today still adhere to those roles and the importance of their community, particularly during the highly significant function of pregnancy and childbirth. Their dedication to traditional customs, roles and maternity care preferences and behaviours puts them in conflict with the imposed system of centralised maternity care which has been introduced to the detriment of their well-being. Under the umbrella proposal ‘Epistemologies of the South’(Santos 2007), which critiques dominant epistemologies that decontextualise knowledge from its cultural and political contexts, we propose the concept of Cultural Safety which exists where indigenous people feel respected and empowered, and may be promoted and understood by the examination of historical investigations into indigenous life and beliefs.
Keyword Codice Florentino
Epistemologias del sur
Seguridad Cultural
Salud materna
Mesoamerican Populations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes http://www.udel.edu/LAS/Vol15-2ReidRojasLizana.html

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