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In the total institution of the maternity hospital such dogmas take a long time
dying, even when enlightened paediatricians and nurses plan new policies.
There always seem to be some members of staff for whom freedom for mothers
moth splendour above the hospital roof was not lit up that day. It shines whenever
they overfulfill their norm, although what this meant in terms of a hospital I never
discovered. I shocked doctors and nurses when I talked about feeding a baby ...
6 Ritual and Technology in Contemporary Hospital Childbirth The modern
hospital, no less than a peasant community, evolves its own culture. Some
practices are technologically and empirically based. Others are enshrined in the
mystique of ...
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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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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
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