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'Children are viewed as a temporary constriction preventing desired experiences'
.8 There are great contrasts between this experience and that which the new
mother passes through and her self-image in a pre-industrial society. Information
place, to be followed very often in their turn by positive and vivid dreams of the
labour as a fulfilling and deeply rewarding experience. Expectant mothers in
peasant cultures may be apprehensive about labour but, although birth is more ...
not had regional anaesthesia, is a major psychosexual experience in which
talking and joking would be only a distraction, just as it would be at the height of
lovemaking. Ultimately there is no drug which solves the problems of being alive,
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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