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Evans Pritchard wrote about Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa2, a study
contrasting the life of adolescent girls in Samoa with that of adolescent girls in the
United States, as 'a discursive, or perhaps I should say chatty and feminine, ...
When I was doing research in a big Jamaican maternity 5 Margaret Mead, op. cit.
6 Peter M. Dunn, 'Obstetric Delivery Today', Lancet April 10, hospital there was a
constant battle between labouring women and 1976. 1 14 Women As Mothers.
It is only we who get women to lie flat on their backs with their legs in the air, like
beetles on their 8 Margaret Mead, op. cit. 9 Barbara Thompson, op. cit. backs, in
a position which is convenient for the obstetrician n6 Women As Mothers.
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