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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 supportive rather than ...
The human baby has to be born at the end of about nine months, or its head,
containing a brain which has a volume of between 375 and 4oo cubic
centimetres, as compared with that of a chimpanzee or gorilla whose brain is only
about 2oo ...
The basic physical impurity of having been born a woman is thus transcended,
and she represents the historical link of every Jew with his past. The
Mediterranean Ideal For the Greek peasant woman too, motherhood is fulfilment;
but even ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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