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From one point of view the introduction of machinery, although it looked as if it
were going to free women from domestic servitude, has meant that a new
treadmill has been created by women themselves. They now try to run the home
and rear ...
In contrast to the dreams of English expectant mothers which I recorded, those
which Jamaican peasant women told me about were often very pleasurable and
almost sensuous; 'good spirits' appeared who often, like the peasant midwife, ...
Men are not permitted to apply for divorce during a woman's pregnancy or within
a year after she has given birth. In fact throughout the 1950s divorce became
increasingly difficult for couples who had children. On marriage, as in the past, ...
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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