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THE MIDWIFE-WITCH The history of midwifery goes back to and merges with that
of witches. Midwives are often attributed with special magic powers in relation to
fertility, the development of the baby, the labour, and the child's survival. So the ...
In medieval Europe witches were said to kill and eat un- baptized children. A
Swiss witch is reported to have confessed that she killed babies in their cradles,
or when lying beside their mothers, in such a way that it looked as if the baby had
and practice, the Inquisition (witch-hunts) constitutes, among other things, an
early instance of the 'professional' repudiating the skills and interfering with the
rights of the 'non-professional' to minister to the poor.18 A leading English witch ...
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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