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Perhaps in some ways we have lost the balance, as if sexual arousal and
fulfillment were the key to being 'grown up', rather than the rights and
responsibilities of bringing new life into the world, or for those who do not choose
fertility, the ability ...
There are no other adults to share responsibility and care. In an extended family,
where there are aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents and others to turn to,
the parents' power over their children is modified and checked by the opinions of
helping with chores, and sharing responsibility. Even in a social system like that
of Jamaica, which has been fragmented by slavery, very few babies find their way
to orphanages because there is always a grandmother, sister or cousin to take ...
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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