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PREGNANCY AS A FORCE FOR SOCIAL COHESION In many societies it is
when a baby is on the way that the relationship between a couple, formerly only
half recognized and provisional, becomes established as really a marriage.
Some grandmothers are consulted by others in the village on matters relating to
family, marriage and child-rearing problems and become known as the wise
women of the community. They frequently engage in a litde commerce, selling
This happens because when parenthood is shared not only do fathers come into
the home, but babies go out of it more and mobility becomes a prime requisite.
The gulf between home and workplace disappears. This must have been more ...
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
Mothercraft or Motherhood?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989