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than one baby . So in Mundumugor society the hostility that a man feels towards
his own sons is already established long before the baby is born . All the same ,
the Mundugumor are exceptional . In most societies ritual in pregnancy is ...
classes and who had described in detail their first encounter with the baby , I
found that many used words descriptive of touch . They commented on the
delightful feeling of the infant kicking against the inner thighs as it was being born
, or lying ...
seen him at all , and the mother said : " The baby appeared to react violently
against me when he met me eventually ( the only one who ' d never held a baby
before ) and against breast - feeding attempts . The staff were annoyed by my ...
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