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This is the basis of her concern, which usually starts in pregnancy, as to when
she can get back to 'normal'. The return to normality also concerns life patterns
generally. Childbearing is seen as an interruption. 'Children are viewed as a ...
It involves separation from 'normal' people going about their everyday lives;
taking over by agencies outside the woman's own control; investigation and
assessment of risk necessitating exposure of the most intimate parts of the body
to men ...
... there was no reason why it should not grow into a normal adult. The primary
function of parents was believed to be to protect the newborn from harm, provide
food, keep it warm and to remove waste products. When the Emperor Frederick ...
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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