Of Cowries and Crying: A Beng Guide to Managing Colic

Alma Gottlieb

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In this piece I pose what appears to be perhaps the simplest of questions having to do with the experience of infancy: What do caregivers do when the seemingly healthy babies for whom they are responsible simply will not stop crying?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-28
Number of pages9
JournalAnthropology and Humanism
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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