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The grandmother 'tests and trains'6 her son's wives when they are living in her
compound : 'Her interest in the welfare of her children does not cease till the day
of her death, for even as an old woman she continues to serve them as well as ...
The baby is born in the grandmother's house, and the girl cares for it with the help
of her mother for nine months to a year, and then goes off to seek work in the
town, leaving the baby with her mother. The pattern is remarkably similar to that
In Guiana, too, there is a normal grandchild- grandparent relationship of this kind,
which is one of 'affectionate indulgence, and a kind of equality'.11 A grandmother
often identifies with her grandchildren and takes their side in quarrels with the ...
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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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