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In Jamaica a woman expects to have a fertility dream when she becomes
pregnant, and it is this rather than the obstetrician's examination which confirms
pregnancy. The symbols of pregnancy consist of ripe fruit, such as pumpkin,
pawpaw or ...
In contrast with Jamaican women the anxiety dreams of the English mothers were
usually connected with the hospital. A frequent dream was that they were tied
down on a delivery table or anaesthetized against their will. Some women ...
But this is how Jamaican peasant women believe that it should be. The baby only
gradually emerges from ritual seclusion, and if the duppies should cause it to
become ill, it is withdrawn into the dwelling hut again. It is normally kept in the ...
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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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