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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 ...
The labouring woman among the Siberian nomads leans against parallel rods,
about one metre from each other, with a crossbar, during contractions, and hangs
from her armpits, so that the whole lower part of her body is loose, supported by ...
... 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