Birthing Beliefs and Practices among Java’s Sundanese Muslims


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Birthing Beliefs & Practices among Java’s Sundanese Muslims
This paper explores the Sundanese minority culture of West Java that has been known for some isolationism and a spirit of independence under Dutch colonialism and in Indonesia’s Suharto period (Newland, 2001, p.313). An informant’s comments and related research remind of the need to explore ethnicity carefully. The Sundanese in America indicate how very limited such terms of Muslim or Indonesian can be in patients that can report their cultures of origin just as briefly. An understanding of Sundanese attitudes towards pregnancy and birthing demands more than one religious detail due to overlapping and competing beliefs and practices.
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