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show her that she, too, has not only a right to take on the same role, but can do it
equally well or better, or the woman's relationship with both parents and an
impulse to prove to them through having a baby that she is grown up now. But
The mother of a family has always had an important ritual function in the home,
but in contemporary Jewish life the role of the mother is becoming ever more
ritually significant. As the demands of modern non-Jewish life reduce
opportunities for ...
scribed role, of her family of origin or marriage which, of necessity, entrusted her
with its honour, that is with its most precious possession.22 Men's shame is rather
different; it is no sexual shame, but shame at failure to fill the role of a man in ...
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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