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There are biological reasons for this kind of adaptation, because only thus can
the young be safely nurtured. But biology apart, it leads to a relationship with
them which overlaps with the maternal role, increasingly so in our society, but is ...
Young unmarried sons and daughters, warns Bernard14, can be devastating to a
marriage: 'The extrusion of young adults from the family may perform a benign
function for the marriages of their parents— as well, of course, as the young ...
When a young girl wants to go to a dance, and has been forbidden by her mother
, the grandmother may plead for her. Grandparents and grandchildren can joke
with each other in a way which is often impossible for parents and children to do.
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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