by Meredith Reiches, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Boston
The body of a pregnant woman, according to twentieth century Western biomedical models, functions both as a passive receptacle through which energy and nutrients reach the fetus, and as a vicious competitor for those same resources. I explore the influence of these dual models on the science of prenatal nutrition, focusing on the evolutionary and humanitarian narratives about maternal bodies that slip under the radar.
Thursday, 03 November
530p (Refreshments start @ 5)
10 Sachem Street, Room 105