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They tend to look at pregnancy and birth as abnormal conditions producing all
kinds of pathological psychic states, and at mothers largely from the point of view
of children and their needs. In the psychoanalytic literature, from Freud on, there
Perhaps this is why mothers tend to 'compare the products' and to look anxiously
at their own baby's weight, or skin condition, the number of teeth, or whether it is
sitting up or crawling yet, feeling that this kind of thing can show whether they ...
Mothers tend to identify with their own mothers. They also tend spontaneously to
recreate patterns of child care which they may consciously reject, finding
themselves, nevertheless, doing things in much the same way. Helene Deutsch
said, '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