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Dr. Cecilia Tomori @DrTomori
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@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly Anthropologist here - I have written about changing ideas about #time and about the regulation of infants quite a bit. These are #culturalideologies that came about in late 19th-early 20th century in response to social changes 1/n
@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly the rise of industrial #capitalism changed labor practices and emphasized efficiency and predictability. The #clock was particularly important in this regard.
@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly There was a fundamental reworking of #time from a very different understanding - agricultural labor has a very different rhythm (EP Thompson famously wrote about this)…
@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly And the #clock became central in the #biomedicalization of #childbirth and #infantfeeding - which were undergoing fundamental transformations as well (#breastfeeding increasingly replaced by #formulafeeding at regular intervals) 4/n
@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly See also how these ideas of time structure & undercut breastfeeding even when it aims to support it in Fiona Dykes' work… &…
@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly I have been arguing that these ideas are also about something @SophieRigney touched on - cultural concepts of #personhood
In the US this temporal regulation is about the production of an #independent & #selfsufficient person 8/n
@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly @SophieRigney Here is the chapter from my book Nighttime Breastfeeding on how #capitalist #time regimes cultivate particular ideas of #personhood & undermine #breastfeeding
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