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Cultural anthropologists, who have more often been women, have looked at
mothers and mothering, and no one in more detail than Margaret Mead, but
cultural anthropology has frequently been the object of scorn and ridicule by
some other ...
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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