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throughout the world, in some societies pregnancy being welcomed as evidence
of fertility, and in others condemned, the important thing everywhere is that each
child has someone who will take on the social responsibility of being a father, ...
nancy and a baby without seeking help from their mothers, so there is often an
emotional barrier to getting help from them. EXPECTANT FATHERS The Arapesh
of New Guinea24 rely on the prospective father to contribute towards the health ...
When it is a first baby he is in especially uncharted territory, and because of the
speed of social change he knows it is pointless to seek advice from his own
father. There must be as many expectant father jokes as there are mother-in-law
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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