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But it can be a trap in another way too, and this largely because of the emphasis
which is put nowadays on self-expression, self-development, and self-fulfillment.
A mother who enjoys being with her children and caring for them, and is content ...
Through the psychodrama of myth the shaman gives to the labouring woman a
metaphoric language in which her ordeal can be expressed and given meaning.
This is a highly sophisticated form of psychotherapy, and no other treatment is ...
Obstetricians can feel perplexed and threatened when patients do not behave
according to this stereotype of the good patient. In answer to the woman's
questions about obstetric procedures or hospital routines this finds expression in
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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