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A social anthropologist and childbirth educator, she is also the author of The
Experience of Childbirth, Giving Birth — The Parents' Emotions in Childbirth,
Education and Counseling for Childbirth, and, in conjunction with John Davis,
editor of ...
Childbirth. —. a. Social. Act. INSTINCT, CULTURE AND SOCIETY Labour itself is
not only a biological act but also a social process. We have seen already how in
some societies it is the birth of a child that is the consummation of a marriage, ...
more that childbirth is taken over by experts, whether they are obstetricians,
shamans or witchdoctors, the more likely it is that the mother's behaviour will be
affected by external and social cues rather than internal ones coming from inside
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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
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