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If the Guatemalan expectant mother stares at a baby, animal or even a plant, her '
hot', 'strong blood will make it die.” The pregnant woman's body is in a category of
phenomena which are quintessentially feminine and dangerous, and which ...
There must be as many expectant father jokes as there are mother-in-law jokes in
our culture. Even when the ridicule begins to fade it is perpetuated in midwives'
and doctors' stories about fainting husbands "We don't want to have to pick you ...
Expectant mothers in peasant cultures may be apprehensive about labour but,
although birth is more dangerous in these societies, feel that it is basically
unthreatening and a fulfilling feminine activity and that pregnancy is a normal
state of the ...
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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
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
Getting and Not Getting Pregnant
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989