ISBN 9788121512152,Poor And Pregnant In New Delhi, India

Poor And Pregnant In New Delhi, India

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ISBN 9788121512152

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788121512152

ISBN-10 8121512158

Hard Back

Number of Pages 260 Pages
Language (English)

Sociology, social studies

This project is an exploration of how women interpreted the cultural dietary norms for pregnancy based on their reproductive histories, socioeconomic status, and family structure, and, in turn, how their food practices shaped their nutritional and health status. Based on 15 months' fieldwork in New Delhi squatter settlements, Dr Vallianatos meticulously documents cultural values and beliefs, dietary analysis, and the nutritional and health status of mothers. From this research, it is clear that women do not blindly follow cultural dietary proscriptions but modify their diets to suit their individual realities.