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Pascale Hancart Petitet funded the Human Sciences Happy Hours in October 2008.


Pascale Hancart Petitet' HSHH Presentation.


Hancart Petitet Pascale, PhD

          Research Fellow

Pasteur Institute, Bd Monivong, 5 BP 983 Phnom Penh Cambodia

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research – AISSR
University of Amsterdam
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX, Amsterdam

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For her PhD research Pascale Hancart Petitet  conducted anthropological fieldwork in South India in partnership with the French Institute of Pondicherry. She documented the social and political dimension of birth in poor rural and urban communities. Since 2008, her research, conducted in collaboration with the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia, addresses issues related to the social construction and social production of birth control in the context of HIV. Her current research project funded by the French National Agency for Research on Aids and Sidaction aims to analyze the Women Reproductive Health Care Issues in the ANRS 12095 Cipra Kh001 Camelia Clinical Trial. This research stands at the intersections of reproduction politics, global flows of medical technologies, and social form and outcomes of inequalities.




Selected Publications


Hancart Petitet Pascale, 2008. Maternités en Inde du Sud. Des savoirs autour de la naissance au temps du sida. Edilivre, Paris, 446 pages.


Hancart Petitet,  Pascale (Dir.),  2011. L'art des matrones revisité. Naissances contemporaines en question. Faustroll Descartes, Paris. 298 pages.


Hancart Petitet, Pascale, 2010. Des hôtesses de karaoké à Phnom Penh. Négociations des risques en santé de la reproduction. Moussons.  Recherche en sciences humaines sur l'Asie du Sud-est.  IRSEA - Institut de Recherche sur le Sud-est Asiatique. N°15, pp : 137-155. (AERES, liste ethnologie, anthropologie)


Hancart Petitet, Pascale, 2010. Traitement social de la naissance dans le contexte du sida. Études de cas en Inde du Sud. Sciences Sociales et Santé. Volume 27, N°2, pp : 9-33. (AERES, liste ethnologie, anthropologie) 


Hancart Petitet, Pascale. 2008. Dimension éthique de la recherche en Inde du Sud. A propos d’une étude anthropologique d’un programme de prévention de la transmission mère-enfant du VIH. Ethnographiques.org, Numéro 17 [en ligne].(http://www.ethnographiques.org/2008/ Hancart-Petitet - consulté le 21.01.2011) (AERES, liste ethnologie, anthropologie) 


Hancart Petitet Pascale, Dumas Céline, Faurand-Tournaire Anne-Laure, Desclaux Alice and Vong Sirenda. 2011. Social and cultural dimensions of hygiene in Cambodian Health facilities BMC Public Health, 11:83. (Indexed in PubMed, MEDLINE, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Current Contents, FSTA, CABI, Google Scholar. Impact Factor of 2.22)


Hancart Petitet Pascale, Nm Samuel, Alice Desclaux, Pragathi Vellore, 2008. VCY Special Issue: Missed Opportunities For HIV PMTCT A Case Study In South India. Aids Care, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 3(02), pp. 120 - 125. DOI: 10.1080/17450120701867538 (AERES, liste psychologie).


Hancart Petitet Pascale, 2006. Une perspective « intime » sur les soignants. La prévention de la transmission mère-enfant du VIH dans un hôpital de district en Inde du Sud. Dans: A. Desgrée du Loû., B. Ferry (eds), Sexualité et procréation confrontées au sida dans les pays du Sud. Paris, CEPED, pp : 189-207.



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