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... tribe, pregnancy is not welcomed, and the effect of taboos in which the father
must share when a baby is on the way is merely to make him more irritated with
his wife. If he walks amongst men who are making a gong they will scrupulously ...
necessary, in many Pethidine is given as routine, and the patient does not share
in the decision-making.17 In the West we are alert to the deleterious effects of
some of the practices in pre-industrial societies: the exhortations and ceremonies
Some mothers-in-law escape from this into work outside the home, and the two
women share chores in it. Others refuse to do housework or to care for children,
or cook for their son only, and refuse to feed his wife. Such problems may be ...
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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