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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.
The male role was to act as a bridge for wives and children between the
commune and the outside world and between the profane and the sacred. In
contrast male participation in birth is considered of superlative importance in
many of the ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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