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But biology apart, it leads to a relationship with them which overlaps with the
maternal role, increasingly so in our society, but is nevertheless distinct from it. In
a world of change and shifting values maybe it is this which is the most valuable ...
not have children can she really enjoy life and have a good relationship with her
mate. However delighted she is personally, and however pleased her husband
and mother are, the social context of childbearing has become negative and ...
He is expected to be 'interested' in the baby, and to help his wife, but has no
preparation for this, and is even less likely than the woman to have had any
previous experience. He often feels extraneous to the mother-child relationship ...
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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