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Even though one might anger the gods and 'go against Nature' by putting a curb
on fertility, sometimes it is an urgent necessity. So societies evolved ways of
limiting the number of children a woman bore, sometimes effectively, but often ...
In hospital he also enters a total institution which dictates his own behaviour
rigidly— how long he can reasonably spend with each patient, for example, or
whether Sister will disapprove of him sitting on a patient's bed, and sometimes
Sometimes it was the husband who woke his wife up or somehow got a response
from her to acknowledge the baby's birth, as did the man who shook and slapped
his wife, who was 'hopelessly muddled with Pethidine', so that she should 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