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Perhaps this is why mothers tend to 'compare the products' and to look anxiously
at their own baby's weight, or skin condition, the number of teeth, or whether it is
sitting up or crawling yet, feeling that this kind of thing can show whether they ...
In the end she slaps the baby's hand and gets a long, cool look from an older
woman who clearly thinks she is a baby batterer. She hates what she has
become and scuttles back home, with both children whining. She gets more food
into them ...
They look into the carrycot - 'He's a real boy ! ' they say, or 'Isn't she sweet? She's
so pretty and feminine!' The mother may choose to dress her baby boy in blue,
her girl in pink. In France flowers of the appropriate colour fill the mother's room.
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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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