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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 ...
POSTURE FOR LABOUR AND DELIVERY Women in labour are not normally
expected to lie down. ... The staff were acutely aware themselves that the urgent
movements made by the labouring women did not fit a white middle-class code of
... as a way in which the labouring woman is de-sexed, the area around anus and
vagina being ritually returned to its pre-pubertal state. The purging of the
expectant mother with an enema is often done not only when the woman's lower
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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
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989