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In many ways the split which has developed in anthropology itself expresses the
contrast between the social stereotypes of male and female characteristics in our
own society. The male is represented as hardheaded, enumerative and rational,
The work of Hinde14 has demonstrated that changes in the environment cause
changes in the endocrine state in female canaries, and that when light or
temperature or both are increased the female begins to stay close to the male.
They are all 'Eves'.18 Menstruation is evidence of female impurity and a woman
in this condition must refrain from engaging in ritual activities such as making the
Christmas sausages, baking bread for the liturgy or remembrance food, lighting ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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