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Then there is the awful phase when the children become teenagers and the
parents are acutely dissatisfied with the young people they have reared, and ask
themselves, 'Where have we gone wrong?' Parent-child conflict exacerbates ...
Pregnancy as a force for social cohesion In many societies it is when a baby is on
the way that the relationship between a couple, formerly only half recognized and
provisional, becomes established as really a marriage. The Kgatla of South ...
... to university and become 'my son, the Doctor', who by virtue of his education
and of the new social world he has entered has different friends, interests and
beliefs, and then may become a source of disappointment and perplexity, of
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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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