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For women are not only less well prepared for motherhood than were their own
mothers and grandmothers, but they are also less well prepared in the West than
in many pre-industrial societies which live much closer to survival level and ...
If life is to be orderly, if society is to function, if values are to be maintained, the
male and female principles must be kept ... Instead of passing the days of
pregnancy ripe with fulfilment, a woman in a pre-industrial society may live in a
culture in ...
Mothers who cannot mother No one knows how much violence is expressed
against children in pre-industrial societies. It would be quite wrong to take it for
granted that it does not exist and there is a good deal of evidence from societies
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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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