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The extended family system is one in which it is easier to maintain and hand
down tradition than in our own type of marriage which produces short - lived
households which disintegrate when the parents die . Years before that point is
But there is little opportunity to find out what real babies are like , of seeing them
at first hand and learning how to cope with the almost off - hand nonchalance of
the peasant child with four or five younger brothers and sisters . A few schools ...
The mother begins to teach the child from about the age of two that his right hand
is ' clean ' , and that he should wipe his bottom only with the left , which is ' dirty ' .
At the same time he is taught about the permanent and collective pollution of ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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