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... is in fact the rarest system; most people live in extended families. That is, they
live in a household with their grandparents and parents, and perhaps others as
well. Usually the woman goes to her husband's family. This is the pattern in most
couples make their own separate home, the pattern is usually one of
monogamous marriage, with emphasis on the importance of the individual
finding his own way of life and achieving personal success. These kinds of
societies are also ...
The general pattern in pre-industrial societies is for the baby to be with and close
to the mother, and to remain with her, day and night, for the post-partum weeks.
He is often fixed to her body in one way or another, bound by shawls, slung in a ...
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The Motherhood Trap
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